WEARSIDE author Terry Deary is hitting the road to raise funds for his favourite charity this weekend.
The Sunderland-born Horrible Histories man has enlisted the support of his running pals to take part in Terry’s St Cuthbert’s Relay, a run that will travel from Holy Island to Durham City over a single day to raise funds for County Durham charity Integrated Children.
The run will set off from the Priory on Lindisfarne at 3am tomorrow, crossing the causeway and through Bamburgh, with Terry due to arrive in Beadnell at about 7.30am.
Members of Derwentside Athletics Club will share the challenge, running through Northumberland and North Tyneside where they are scheduled to meet up with disabled children from Integrating Children at Tynemouth Priory at about 5.30pm for a run along the promenade
The run is expected to finish in Durham city centre at about 11pm.
“I am looking forward to this new challenge which will involve difficult running conditions,” said Terry.
“I have been running with Derwentside Athletics Club for 10 years and I am proud of the way in which the club is supporting Integrating Children’s work with local disabled children.”
Integrating Children provides youngsters with disabilities free support to pursue their chosen social, leisure and cultural activities.
The group works with about 120 children and young people a year, providing about 2,500 activity sessions such as swimming, bowling, support to attend drama clubs, trips and meals out, everyday activities that many disabled children are unable to enjoy.
The charity is close to Terry’s heart – last year he ran the length of Hadrian’s Wall to raise cash for it.
Anyone wanting to find out more or to sponsor Terry can visit www.terrysrun.co.uk or call Integrating Children on 0779 180 0324.