March 1, 2022

Up and running

Up and running! Harrison Foundation partners with Sunshine Fund for 2022 Great North Run

This year’s adult, junior and mini Great North Runs will once again see the Harrison Foundation and business partner True Potential team up with the Chronicle Sunshine Fund to support children with disabilities across the north-east of England.

The 2022 Great North Run weekend in September will be the fourth year running that the Harrison Foundation and Newcastle based financial technology firm True Potential have sponsored the Chronicle Sunshine Fund’s Team Sunshine to raise much-needed funds to enhance the lives of local children with disabilities by funding equipment to meet their specialist needs.

The Chronicle Sunshine Fund supports babies, children and young adults by funding equipment such as specialist beds, wheelchairs, trikes, IT and sensory equipment that is not available through the NHS.

Last year The Harrison Foundation and True Potential raised £15,000 towards the Chronicle Sunshine Fund’s work and this year we are hoping to go even further.

A team from True Potential is already in training to complete the 13 miles half marathon and staff from both True Potential on the Harrison Foundation will be on hand to support the Sunshine Fund across the entire Great North Run weekend at both the junior and mini runs as well as the main adult Great North Run.

Daniel Harrison, trustee of the Harrison Foundation and Chief Executive at True Potential, said: “We are delighted once again to be partnering with the Chronicle Sunshine Fund for this year’s mini, junior and adult Great North Runs. This is our fourth year working with the Chronicle Sunshine Fund and we’ve seen first-hand the vital support that they provide to children and their families around the North East.

“The Great North Run is always a fantastic event and brings people together to have some fun and challenge themselves and all in the name of raising money for great causes. We’re proud that a team from True Potential will be running for the Chronicle Sunshine Fund again in this year‘s Great North Run, which promises to be even bigger and better than ever.”

Sunshine fund charity director Siobhan Sargent added: “We are absolutely thrilled to be working alongside True Potential and the Harrison Foundation once again for our Great North Run campaign 2022. They have been fierce and loyal supporters of The Chronicle Sunshine Fund for four years now, and we are extremely grateful for their continued support. Our partnership with True Potential and the Harrison Foundation has enabled us to help provide life-changing, specialist equipment and emotional support to countless children living with disabilities and terminal illnesses across the North East, who without our support, would have gone without. True Potential and the Harrison Foundation truly understand the importance of the work we do, and work alongside us to create a future of inclusivity for all children regardless of ability, because all children deserve the very best start in life.”


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