Royston fundraisers complete Great North Run to support Nicola Emmerson Trust

PUBLISHED: 18:21 12 September 2017

Emily Griffin, 20, from Royston after completing the Great North Run at the weekend. Picture: Nicola Emmerson Trust

Emily Griffin, 20, from Royston after completing the Great North Run at the weekend. Picture: Nicola Emmerson Trust

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Two Royston fundraisers smashed the Great North Run on Sunday to raise more than £600 to help stop sudden cardiac death in young people.

Jackie Hart, 51, from Royston after completing the Great North Run at the weekend. Picture: Nicola Emmerson TrustJackie Hart, 51, from Royston after completing the Great North Run at the weekend. Picture: Nicola Emmerson Trust

Jackie Hart and Emily Griffin completed the half marathon from Newcastle to South Shields for the Nicola Emmerson Trust, which supports the Papworth Hospital and is named after Royston’s Nicola Emmerson – who died while celebrating her 20th birthday in 2007.

Jackie, 51, finished the course in two hours and 19 minutes.

She told the Crow: “I’d always wanted to run the Great North Run as I had watched it for years on TV.

“When the chance came up to run for Team Nix, I jumped at the chance to give something back doing what I love.”

Emily, 20, completed the course in two hours and 53 minutes.

You can still sponsor Jackie and Emily online at thenicolaemmersontrust.co.uk.

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