May 2017 – Team HHH & The NECCR Cancer Run

Team HHH completed this years NECCR Cancer Run at Newcastle Racecourse on Sunday 23rd June. Our numbers were down by 2 due to chicken pox (we missed George and Edward but they will do their own mini-run soon), but the team has raised, so far, over £180 for North of England Children’s Cancer Research. Thank you everyone for sponsoring the team of Hannah, Alfie, Sam and baby Benji.

Here, Team HHH’s Alfie writes about this year’s Cancer Run.

On Sunday 21st May 2017 we (Hannah, Sam, Baby Benji and me Alfie) did the Children’s Cancer Run. We were feeling excited and a little anxious as we set off for Newcastle Race Course. It was a long way for some of us but we managed. As we arrived in the car park we saw HUNDREDS of other people preparing for the run of all ages, which made us feel more excited. We even saw people dressed up as superheroes and gnomes!
My mum, Baby Benji (he’s 3 months old) and Hannah’s Mum waved us off at the start line because we were doing the 3 miles and they did the 1 mile. It was Baby Benji’s first charity run.
We got taken over by lots of people because we were taking it steady, dodging the roots and muddy puddles and picking flowers for our Mums. As we reached the finish line Darth Vader and a Storm Trooper chased us and spurred us on. My little brother Sam is 4 and he ran loads and beat the Storm Trooper over the line.
We were over the moon when we finished because we’d raised lots of money to help other people and that’s what Hannah’s Helping Hand is all about. My mum says she’s looking forward to next year because she likes seeing everyone cheering everyone else on, it’s lovely.

2 thoughts on “May 2017 – Team HHH & The NECCR Cancer Run

  1. Hi Alfie. I’m Hannah’s Grandpa Ian and I just wanted to say what a lovely account you’ve written about this event. You all did very well to finish. Sorry that George and Edward couldn’t be there but, as you say, they can do something another day. Give my love to your mum and dad.


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