The Widows Sons Northumberland Chapter has, for many years, supported the Greggs Children’s Cancer Run, which takes place annually at Newcastle Racecourse, Gosforth. A glorious sunny day saw the event celebrate its 40th year with thousands of children in attendance to complete either a 1, 3 or 5 mile cross country run and help to add to the total of over £7,500,000 for cancer research since the run started.
The Children’s Cancer Run started out with very humble beginnings at Kings School in Tynemouth where their Chair, Chris Peacock attended as a pupil. Chris had cancer as a child and his school wanted to do something to help. Over time, the event has grown to become the biggest single charity fun run in the UK. The run routes are great fun and start and finish in the same spot near the race track, with the Mini Mile being wheelchair and pushchair accessible.
Members of the Widows Sons formed the official start line for the first race, with motorbikes lined up and the eager young runners behind. The starting pistol was fired and the bikes roared off with the runners in hot pursuit.
The rest of the day was spent with the motorbikes on display, for the children, as well as the eager Dads, to sit on and have photos taken. Another great example of Freemasonry in our community.
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