On the 11th September Andy Hassall and Andy Hartley will be running the Great North Run – the World’s biggest and best half marathon.

They are running to raise valuable for Carer Support West Cumbria who provide support to all the unsung heroes who look after a family member, relative, friend or neighbour who could not manage without their help.

Project Manager, Andy Hartley, explains more:

“Carer Support West Cumbria are based in Cockermouth, West Cumbria, close to our Sellafield office and this year they are celebrating their 30th anniversary.

“Having built a relationship with Angela and the team over recent months, we felt this was the perfect opportunity to raise awareness of all the work they do in the local community and we really hope everyone can get behind us both for this great cause.

“We know times are tough at the moment but donations of all sizes are welcome and greatly appreciated.”

Who are Carer Support West Cumbria (previously known as West Cumbria Carers)?

Carer Support West Cumbria have been supporting people who care for 30 years. A carer is anyone of any age who cares, unpaid, for a friend or family member who due to illness, disability, a mental health problem or an addiction cannot cope without their support.

Examples of their support include:

  • Supporting people like 15 year old Scott, who cares for his Mum, Linda, who has MS. They’ve worked with Scott’s school to get him extra support, to stop him falling too far behind.
  • They’ve supported people like 54 year old Sally, who cares for her elderly father, John, who has dementia. They’ve provided Sally with a place on a relaxation course to help her reduce the stress she was feeling that was harming her health. They’ve also helped Sally access support from Adult Social Care, and to apply for new benefits.
  • They’ve supported people like 9 year old Kate, who helps look after her autistic younger brother., and have taken Kate on trips with other young carers, to give her a fun break away.

Angela Longrigg, CEO of Carer Support West Cumbria added:

“We have four runners taking part in the 2022 Great North Run to support our organisation and are incredibly grateful to them all.  When Andy and Andy told us they would like to run on our behalf we were delighted.

“Having Morson Projects on board to boost our fundraising efforts and to highlight the contribution made by unpaid carers is fantastic. I would like to wish them the best of luck and hope they have a wonderful day.  Myself and the rest of the staff team will be cheering for them on September 11th.

“Good luck guys!”

If you would like to sponsor Andy Hartley please follow this link: https://greatnorthrun.enthuse.com/pf/andy-hartley

If you would like to sponsor Andy Hassall: