New face coverings launched and available for pre order now with all proceeds going to Newcastle Hospitals NHS Charity
Newcastle Hospitals NHS Charity has launched a range of specially designed face coverings with all proceeds going to benefit Newcastle Hospitals NHS Charity.
The new coverings feature a rainbow design with the hashtags #TeamNewcastle and #Superheroes and there is also a special edition Great North Children’s Hospital mask featuring the new logo with mascots Fudge the giraffe, Blaze the rhino and Hope the elephant.
The face coverings are available in adult and youth sizes priced at £5.95 and child sizes priced at £4.95 with all proceeds benefitting the family of Newcastle Hospitals NHS Charity. This includes Charlie Bear for Cancer Care raising funds for the Northern Centre for Cancer Care and the Great North Children’s Hospital Foundation.
Every penny raised for Newcastle Hospitals NHS Charity is spent locally and benefits our staff and patients at all our hospital sites and in the community.
The coverings are not suitable for NHS staff to wear at work.
Here is a quick guide on how to wear a face covering safely:
You can also download our PDF Guide
For more information or to make an order please contact charity retail manager Michelle Charlton on email@example.com or 0191 213 8616.
Great North Run Virtual Challenge
Your Race Reimagined- The Virtual Great North Run
On Sunday 13 September the GNR have organised an official 13.1 mile virtual race to participate in. The aim is to make it as close an experience as possible to the real event so that you’ll be inspired to lace up your trainers and complete the 13.1 miles.
The Official Virtual Great North Run will be available to enter free of charge, regardless of whether you had a place in this year’s Great North Run.
You can fundraise for charity and ask friends and family to sponsor you to complete the virtual challenge.
If you would like to support our NHS Heroes and patients at Newcastle Hospitals choose Newcastle Hospitals NHS Charity as your charity of choice and encourage friends and family to sponsor you to run.
An innovative virtual experience
GNR are working in partnership with app provider ViRACE to create an innovative virtual experience with audio clips so that participants hear the sounds of the Great North Run, providing as close an experience as possible to the real event.
This will mimic a race format so that all runners start their virtual Great North Run at the same time and complete the same 13.1 mile distance. Runners will be tracked throughout the virtual race and will be able to view results after the race has finished.
What do participants get?
Participants will get free access to the race app to enjoy the official Great North Run experience. As such, finisher mementos will not be included with entry, however a range of merchandise can be purchased within the entry process; this includes: official event medal, t-shirt, hoodie, water bottle, phone holder.
Entries will open on the Great Run website from 10am on Monday 3 August. The link to enter is here.
If you would like to support our charity, please get in touch with our charity team for more information by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Great North Run Solo
With the Great North Run postponed until 2021, why not take part in GNR Solo; a new challenge to get involved in and raise money for charity!
If you would like to support our NHS Heroes and patients at Newcastle Hospitals choose Newcastle Hospitals NHS Charity as your charity of choice and encourage friends and family to sponsor you to complete the challenge.
The Great North Run Solo challenge starts on 28 June (the birthday of the Great North Run) and runs until 13 September, the day the 40th Great North Run was scheduled to take place.
To complete the challenge and claim a special edition Great North Run Solo medal, runners need to complete a minimum 40 runs of any distance over 78 days – a run for each year of the Great North run!
Complete 40 runs in 78 days- You can run at any pace and distance comfortable for you. Every runner who completes a minimum of 40 runs to finish the challenge will receive a special edition Great North Run Solo medal and certificate.
Optional Cumulative Distance over your 40 Runs
There are three distance levels, depending on how far you have run over your 40 (or more) runs we will award you a bronze, silver or gold finisher memento which you can download and share with pride.
Bronze – 100 Miles
Silver – 200 miles
Gold – 300 miles
Track your runs, then at the end of the challenge, simply return to log your results and confirm you’ve completed the challenge by uploading evidence of your activity over the challenge period.
You can join at any time up to 31 July when entries close.
GNR Solo for Youngsters- 13 Runs in 14 days
For younger runners, there is a junior challenge available. The Junior Great Run Solo starts on 31 August. Simply log 13 runs of any distance in the 14 days leading up to what would have been the Great North Run on 13 September. You can run at any pace and distance over the period, simply track your activity and upload your results at the end of the challenge.
It costs £10 to join, and ALL PROFITS will go to the NHS Charities Together COVID-19 Urgent Appeal.
How it works
- Enter Great North Run Solo on the Great North Run website.
- Choose a charity to fundraise for and set up a Just Giving page
- Start running from 28 June
- Keep a track of your runs and total distance
- Complete by 13th September
- Log your results to confirm you’ve completed the challenge
Enter Great Run Solo here.
Support staff and patients in light of coronavirus
We are encouraging people to show their support for staff and patients at Newcastle Hospitals by donating to our charity fund.
We are so grateful for all the local people and businesses who have already donated with gifts in kind or shared messages of support on our social media so far.
In light of the Covid-19 situation there are going to be patients and staff on the front line and across all services and departments who are going to need our help. Every penny generously donated will be used to support our patients and staff.
Page last updated: 31 July, 2020, 1:43pm