8th Sep 2014

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This Sunday (7th September) the crowds gathered for this year's Great North Run – one of the U.K.'s premier participation events.

Amongst them was a team led by Accessible Derbyshire Co-Founder, Gillian Scotford. Joining Gillian were her sisters Catherine Brown and Wendy Westlake, brother-in-law Steve Brown and close friend Kay Wood.

This is the eighth year the team have taken part in the race, this year raising funds for Accessible Derbyshire which aims to improve the lives of disabled people, their families and carers, living in or visiting the area.

Along the way the team met up with Sebastian Coe and former paralympian Baroness Tanni-Grey Thompson – to name just a few.

After the race, Gillian said:

“The event is a really exhilarating and something that everyone in their lifetime should experience. Seeing so many people running for so many great causes makes you appreciate how fragile life is.

Out of 50,000 runners I came possibly in the last 30, closely beating a team of dustbins but I wouldn't change a thing!

Meeting and chatting with people like Seb Coe and Tanni Grey-Thompson was a great privilege and really helped to make the day special.

Thanks to everyone who visited our Just Giving page and supported our wonderful charity.”

Anyone who would like to support the charity by visiting the www.justgiving/accessiblederbyshire.

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