A local charity held a live virtual workout on the day the postponed 2020 Children’s Cancer Run would have been held hosted by award winning fitness instructor David Fairlamb.
The much loved family fun run has become a North East institution, normally attracting 10,000 runners and raising over £280,000 for research into children's cancer at the world class North of England Children's Cancer Run (NECCR)
laboratories in Newcastle.
With the event provisionally rescheduled to later in the year due to COVID-19 the organisers decided to still mark the occasion with a free family friendly live Facebook
workout with David Fairlamb hosting from his own living room to help support the charity. In a remarkable twist to the story, David actually ran the original first ever
Children's Cancer Run 38 years ago as a boy to raise money for a fellow school friend suffering from cancer.
The charity was formed 40 years ago by a group of parents whose lives had changed forever by childhood cancer. Kings School in Tynemouth decided to raise money for
NECCR, as at the time, pupil Chris Peacock was suffering from cancer of the kidney. Chris inspired pupils and staff to raise money in the first "sponsored" run and is now Chairman of the charity today. David Fairlamb said "I was very honoured to host this live workout and congratulations to everyone who took part."