CDLF flying the flag at Great North Run 2022


The foundation was delighted to be approached by Sue Lake of White Rose Books, Thirsk.  She wanted to run this years Great North Run to fundraise for CDLF.

Sue wrote “Why has bookselling prepared me for a Half Marathon

Endurance – long periods of standing

Mental Strength – long periods with the public

Self Belief – long periods acting like you know what you are doing

Hydration – there’s water in Americano’s

Nutrition – familiar snacking on dry biscuits

Strength Training – Books are heavy

Flexibility – stretching & reaching into the pesky broom cupboard

Pace yourself 0 its a 9 hour shift, don’t give all you’ve got on your 1st customer

Finding your Why – Books are good for you, me everyone. As is exercise

That’s me prepped then. Wish me luck”

Sue didn’t just run the Great North Run she smashed it! Over £1000.00 raised so far CDLF we couldn’t thank you enough!