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Sam Safe ready for the Great North Run

A familiar face will be competing in the world’s biggest half marathon this weekend.

Catering General Manager Sam Safe will be swapping her working uniform for her running kit when she takes part in the Great North Run on Sunday for a very worthy cause.

“I’ll be running to raise money for Anthony Nolan,” she said. “It’s a charity very close to our hearts because, as many people know, my husband Simon (the Executive Chef at Somerset CCC.) was diagnosed with leukemia in 2014. He subsequently had a stem cell transplant and is now in full remission. During that difficult time Anthony Nolan were a massive help to us and this is my way of giving something back to them.”

The 13.1 mile course begins in Newcastle upon Tyne and takes in the iconic Tyne Bridge before heading out towards the coast in South Shields and this won’t be Sam’s first big event as she explained. “I did the London Marathon last year and although I said I’d never do it again, I’ve signed up to do it again next year. I just want to raise as much awareness of the charity as possible. We will also be holding our third annual fundraising ball in March.

“I really can’t thank everyone enough for all their donations, help and support over the last few years. Their support is massively appreciated!”

To donate to Sam’s Great North Run fundraising page click here

Anthony Nolan match individuals willing to donate their blood stem cells or bone marrow to people with blood cancer and blood disorders who desperately need lifesaving transplants.

For more information on Anthony Nolan click here

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