By the Bridge's Recruitment and Assessment Psychotherapist, Gary Lane, has raised over £820 for Barnado's children's charity by taking on the Great North Run on Sunday 12 September.
The run, which took place annually in the North East of England, is the largest half marathon in the world and saw over 57,000 runners take part to raise money for good causes.
Gary, aged 54, who has worked for By the Bridge since 2018 said: “I sacrificed a lot of lay-ins and fry-up's on a Saturday morning and even gave up alcohol whilst I trained, which I am pleased to say had been going really well."
Barnardo's support over 300,000 children, young people, parents and carers via 1,000+ services across the UK and help children through the trauma of sexual abuse and exploitation, whilst also providing support for young people in care.
The charity also support families through domestic abuse, mental health problems, prison sentences, asylum seeking and much more.
Gary completed the Great North run in a time of 2hours and 17minutes, which is a personal best for him. He thanked everyone for their kind words and sponsors.
He added: "I chose to run for Barnardo's because I am passionate about working with children and want to give back however I can. Charities have suffered so much over the pandemic so I kindly ask you to donate as little as you can afford, even if it's just a couple of quid - every little really does help."
You can still donate to Gary's fundraising cause and support the fantastic work Barnardo’s does daily by donating HERE
By the Bridge would like to extend a huge well done to Gary for raising money and awareness for such a worthy cause.