This year, staff and supporters from Youth Focus North East are running the Great North Run to raise money, and awareness of our work.
Each one of them will be pushing themselves to their limit on behalf of the organisation and the young people we support. Alex Black, Regional Development Officer at Youth Focus North East will be attempting an official Guinness World Record as the fastest story book character to complete a half marathon. Alex is choosing to run as Harry Potter as he believes, much like Harry, all young people have a hidden talent inside that can make a positive difference to the world.
Initially aiming for a record of 1hour 29mins, Alex’s target has been moved forward by a fellow competitor, and he now has to break 1hour 23mins.
Last weekend, Alex held a fundraising party for friends, family and supporters of Youth Focus North East where he raised £330. You can read more about Alex’s story, and make a donation to Youth Focus North East here at JustGiving.
Watch out for more stories and updates from us as the team finalise their training and fundraising.