Pathways 4 All is a parent led charity, which provides play and leisure opportunities for disabled children/young people and their families, who are not always able to enjoy mainstream play spaces.
Both boys enjoy raising money to help their community. Jack was born with his bowel, stomach and liver on the outside of his body. He was treated by medical staff at the RVI and had to undergo numerous operations, which saved his life. Now, he fundraises each year for the Children’s Wards at the RVI.
Earlier this year, Jack also took part in the Children’s Cancer Run. Cheered on by younger brother Archie, and joined by some of his school friends, Jack completed the 5 mile race. Archie intends to join in next year too:
“I help my brother with all of his fundraising for the hospital and I cheered him on at the Cancer Run this year. Next year, I will be doing the Cancer Run as well which I am looking forward to.”
The boys have been preparing for the 2023 AJ Bell Junior and Mini Great North Run by going on plenty of bike rides and running together.
Archie can’t wait to make some new friends on the day, and Jack is looking forward to soaking up the atmosphere:
“I am really excited to be part of this year’s Junior Great North Run because every year the main run goes passed my house I love the atmosphere!”
The AJ Bell Junior & Mini Great North Run is the UK’s biggest and best kids running event. Taking place on 9 September on the Newcastle Gateshead Quayside, with plenty of encouragement and high fives from the crowds, it’s an action-packed day with an atmosphere like no other.
Mini runners aged 3-8 take on a daring 1.2km dash, while Juniors aged 9-16 tackle a 4km supercharged sprint.
For more information visit www.greatrun.org/events/junior-mini-great-north-run