On the 7th September, Andrew, our Head Engraver who engraves all of our Trophies, will be 
hitting the streets of Newcastle to raise funds for the York Teaching Hospital Charity by 
taking part in this year's Great North Run. He hopes to raise over £500 for the charity by 
running the 13.1 mile course.

Andrew, who also volunteers as a governor at York Teaching Hospitals NH Foundation Trust 
said: “I've only ever ran once before when I did the York 10k for York Mind, so I'm 
really looking forward to the challenge to raise some money for a great charity and 
promote some of the fantastic work they do. In Selby the charity worked with The Friends 
of Selby Hospital to provide two self care dialysis machines which will save those in 
need of regular dialysis from having to travel to York or Leeds several times a week by 
providing the care closer to home. The time saved in travel over the course of treatment 
gives precious hours and days back to the patient to spend with their families 
- You really can't put a price on the benefit these machines give!”

It all hasn't been plain sailing for Andrew while training, shortly after signing up 
for the Great North Run he took a tumble and injured his right leg. It was a bit 
touch and go to as to if I'd be able to take part in the run, but thanks to a bit 
of determination and a referral to the superb Physiotherapy team at Selby Hospital 
I'm all healed up and ready to face that start line.”