Our Trophy Engraver Andrew has completed the Great North Run! – He has helped raised around £900 for the York based charity York Teaching Hospital Charity. Having returned to the LRB Trophies engraving machine with a few aches and blisters, he is feeling pretty good about his efforts. He finished mid table time – 34,458th out of about 58,000 starters, which is not bad for a first attempt. With a few pledges still to add in, Andrew and his running mate, Thom, will end up raising about £900 for the charity (inc gift aid). Everyone at LRB Trophies is very proud of his efforts and even more proud that he finished the 13 mile course.
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.”