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Couch to 13 miles

Nationwide sofa and carpet specialist ScS, are sitting comfortably as our new sponsor for our Great North Run Team.

ScS, based in Sunderland since 1894, are sponsoring our 2022 team of runners, and have committed to show their support for the next three years. We have over 350 runners this year who are thrilled to be sporting the ScS logo on their running vests.

As a north east employer and business, with our heritage dating back more than 100 years in the region, we’re proud to be sponsoring St Oswald’s Great North Run team for the next three years, helping raise important awareness of the amazing work that happens at St Oswald’s Hospice every day.”

The Great North Run is a vital event in the hospice’s annual fundraising calendar, raising £160,000 for the charity in 2021. St Oswald’s Hospice care for adults and children with incurable, life-limiting condition from across the region and it is events like the Great North Run, and the support of the local community, that enables the hospice to keep their doors open and their services free of charge, for those who need them. The sponsorship from ScS means that the funds raised by through the event will go even further to support families across the north east, who rely on hospice care.

Lindsey Duncton, Head of Marketing, ScS

Emily Corney, Senior Fundraiser at St Oswald’s Hospice added:

“We’re thrilled ScS are sponsoring our Great North Run Team for the next three years. It’s great to see so many of their staff members getting involved, through running and volunteering on the day. We know this year is going to be special, especially since the much-loved event will return to back to its original route, finishing in South Shields. Good luck to everyone taking part, we can’t wait to meet you all at the charity village after the run and give you a hero’s welcome!”

If you would like to join ScS, and hundreds of others in supporting St Oswald’s Hospice by taking part in the Great North Run this year, there are some charity places still available. Call 0191 246 9123 or email SupporterCare@stowaldsuk.org.