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Great North Run 2015

Image via Padsbrother on Flikr Once again, ESCAPE Family Support is looking for dedicated fundraisers to run the Great North Run 2015 on our behalf. So far a team of about 15 runners have signed up, but we still have more spaces! How to apply We are asking runners who apply to raise a minimum of £220 on behalf of ESCAPE (as the entry fee has been put up to £70 for the GNR2015). If you want to run as part of ESCAPE's team and think you can raise this in sponsorship, please contact our Volunteer Coordinator.

By |2019-01-21T16:05:12+00:00March 25th, 2015|News, Volunteers|0 Comments

Great North Run 2013

          This year we had over 35 runners take part in The Great North Run on behalf of Escape Family Support. Despite the cool and windy weather each and every one of our runners was in great spirits, we want to take this opportunity to thank each and every one of you. The Great North Run is a brilliant way to raise funds and awareness, and without our runners we wouldn't have been able to raise the huge amount of sponsorship or promote our services to so many people. The training obviously paid off and we thought you all looked like true athletes in your eye catching vests. Once again thank you so much to everybody who took part, we hope you're feeling fully recovered and enjoyed the day enough to consider joining us on this crazy adventure again next year. If you or anybody you know would be interested in signing up for the GNR 2014 please contact Jennie asap at: We can guarantee that by the time you've finished reading these quotes from some of our 2013 runners you will find it hard to resist signing up for next year: "Such an amazing day doing the Great North Run!!! Atmosphere was incredible and very proud of myself for running it all considering I did zero training! Thanks for the sponsors everyone!!!" Cheryl "Wahoo! I did it! It was wet and windy and I had blisters from about the 8th mile but I made sure I didn't stop and I did it in under 2 hours, whoop!" Abby "Sitting back watching the television, I did it in 1 hour 37 minutes, 10 minutes quicker than last year. It was [...]

By |2017-02-05T17:19:41+00:00October 7th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

ESCAPE Funding Boost

ESCAPE's £500,000 boost A CHARITY which supports people affected by drug, alcohol and solvent abuse in Northumberland has secured a funding boost of almost £500,000 to help continue and improve its vital work. Escape Family Support, which was set up in 1995 and is based in Blyth, has been awarded £390,000 in the latest round of grants from the Big Lottery Fund. At the same time, the Northern Rock Foundation has contributed £109,663 in match funding. The Lottery money will be used to safeguard and expand its innovative family support programme for carers of people suffering from drug and alcohol addiction. It will enable the charity to sustain its current level of service to carers, and also extend it into the rural north and west areas of Northumberland so that more people can benefit. Escape is one of five projects across the North East, and 62 nationally, to share a total of £14.9m from the Reaching Communities programme. The Northern Rock Foundation match funding will help cover the salary of Escape’s family team manager. The two awards come at a time when the charity has also just regained its prestigious gold standard awarded by Investors In People. Escape was founded by Blyth mum Janet Murphy following the death of her teenage daughter, Jennie Hindhaugh, from a drugs cocktail. It has achieved national recognition and praise, and now deals with about 700 people a year who are affected by drug, alcohol or solvent misuse. It offers confidential support, advice and information to anyone affected by substance abuse, including users themselves, and their family, carers and friends. Yesterday Janet said: “This is a welcome boost for Escape and it comes at a time of great change for [...]

By |2013-07-08T14:04:57+00:00July 8th, 2013|News|0 Comments