David Taylor, the Senior Chef at St Oswald’s has embarked on another crazy fundraising challenge. After finding out the Great North Run was cancelled, Dave signed up to do the Virtual GNR with a twist. Taking inspiration from when he completed the GNR 19 years ago, Dave has decided to resurrect his status as Dave ‘The Original Fridge Man’ Taylor and take on a 13.1 mile course around Darras Hall, with a fridge strapped to his back.
Starting and finishing at The Blackbird Inn on North Road, Dave will be doing this in memory of a patient who attended St Oswald’s Hospice who he originally pushed round the course in her wheelchair. Rebecca had longed to be part of this iconic event and had been attending the Hospice for a number of years, so Dave with his friend and colleague, Darren Harvey made her wish come true.
Dave’s determination has inspired many people across the North East. He was nominated as an Olympic Torch Bearer in 2012 and represented St Oswald’s Hospice in his rein through Morpeth. His infectious enthusiasm captured the attention of not only our local community but also people across the UK and even the world.