Geberit MD completes Great North Run for charity

Raising more than £5,00 for Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

10 Sep, 19

Geberit MD Mark Larden has raised a total of £5,190 for Guide Dogs for the Blind Association after completing the Great North Run.

Geberit MD completes Great North Run for charity

 

The challenging 13.1 mile run saw Mark Larden join thousands of runners to take on the route from Newcastle’s city centre to the coast in South Shields on Sunday 8 September.

Mark, who ran alongside his wife Nikki, completed the race in 2 hours 25 minutes despite suffering a shoulder injury in the build up to the event.

The fundraising quest will allow Geberit to sponsor and name a Guide Dog puppy, who will go on to support one of over two million people living with sight loss in the UK.

The race comes as part of the company’s fundraising efforts for 2019, which recently saw its Board of Directors take on the Snowdonia Triple Challenge to raise over £3,800 for its partner charity, CRASH.

It is an organisation which helps homeless charities and hospices deliver building projects.

Managing Director of Geberit Sales Mark Larden said: “At Geberit, we are dedicated to supporting a host of charities each year, and Guide Dogs for the Blind Association is just one of the worthy causes we are supporting throughout 2019.

“Despite suffering an injury several weeks ago and cramp on the day, I am extremely proud of both myself and my wife, Nikki, for completing the Great North Run.

“We are delighted to have reached our target of £5,000, and are certain that Geberit’s donation will make a huge difference to the individuals our Guide Dog will go on to support.

Any donations towards this wonderful charity, whether big or small, will be greatly appreciated,” he added.