Imani and Anais Johnston to Run in Memory of their Older Sister, Evie

Brooks Shoe Finder

It is the first time that sisters Imani (7) and Anais (5) from West Cumbria will take part in AJ Bell’s Mini Great North Run and they can’t wait for the 9th of September to arrive.

The pair will be running to raise money for the Team Evie Charity, set up by their parents in 2015 following the passing of the girls’ sister, Evie. The charity helps sick children and their families in a wide range of impactful ways, from funding children’s libraries in hospitals, to providing parent packs and support during hospital stays, and offering bereavement support.

Evie passed away in 2015 at only six months old. She spent the majority of her life at the RVI hospital in Newcastle. The family have since made it their mission to make any time spent in hospital easier for children and their families, helping as many people as they can in Evie’s name.

Whilst the family are based in Cumbria, the charity supports sick children and their families all over the North East and Cumbria.

The girls are extremely proud to be raising money for a remarkable cause, which means so much to them and their family:

We never got to meet our big sister and yet she is a huge part of our lives. We talk about Evie every day and we are really involved within the charity. We help out at events and are always spreading the word.”

There will also be a team of over 30 runners, including Mum, Jill, who will take part in AJ Bell’s 2023 Great North Run, as part of Team Evie. They will be easy to spot on the day by their vivid green t-shirts so, if you can, make sure to come down and give them a cheer.