A Cumbrian charity is appealing for supporters ahead of this year's Great North Run event.

Hospice at Home Carlisle and North Lakeland has 15 places available for the Great North Run 2024, which is set to take place in Newcastle on Sunday, September 8.

Places are available for supporters who would like to represent Hospice at Home at this iconic event, which sees runners take on the 13.1 mile route from Newcastle to South Shields each year

Jenny Urwin, fundraiser for Hospice at Home, said: "The Great North Run is such an iconic event. We are excited to be able to offer places to our fabulous fundraisers. We already have a number of interested runners so we are sure that these places will go very quickly.

"This run is such a great challenge to get fit and healthy in 2024. Not only does it help the body but it can help the mind as well as raising vital funds for our clinical staff to continue their work within the community.

"Whether you run in memory of a loved one, to get fit in 2024 or to achieve a personal goal, we would love to hear from you and would be delighted to welcome you to Team Hospice at Home. Fundraising packs, t-shirts, and a special sunflower badge (the national symbol of Hospice Care) are all provided."

Jo Jennings, a registered nurse for Hospice at Home, participated in the 2023 Great North Run with her husband, despite having never run before. 

She took on the challenge and enjoyed every minute, and has even expressed interest in doing it again this year. 

She said: "I feel so privileged to be part of this great team which provides support for both patients and their family in their home." 

Hospice at Home provides high quality care and support for adults who have palliative and end of life.

Places cost £65 each and each runner is asked to try and raise £295 to help future patients and their families at a very difficult time. To enter the 2024 event, please visit www.hospiceathome.co.uk or email fundraising@hospiceathome.co.uk.