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Fundraiser of the week - Leanne Toward

May 18, 2018

Our fundraiser of the week is Leanne Toward, who is taking on the Great North Run for us this September.

Leanne said: "My lifelong friend has suffered from severe M.E. for over 10 years. I’ve watched this seriously debilitating and disabling illness derail her future, steal her independence and destroy her life.

"People with severe M.E,, are often bed-bound and experience profound levels of suffering. My best friend’s life has been reduced to basic survival, she often struggles moment by moment to breathe, eat, and drink, while enduring extreme pain and is dependent on 24-hour care and support.

"It is heart breaking to see my friend suffer such horrific and relentless symptoms that make basic daily living a constant fight to survive and to be deprived of life events many of us take for granted. She is a true inspiration."

You can support Leanne via her JustGiving page.

We still have one place left in our Great North Run team so if you're interested in taking part, please check out our EventBrite page