Finance officer tackling Great North Run for charity

24 July 2015

Finance officer tackling Great North Run for charity

 Incommunities’ Finance Officer Jonah Maina is getting ready to raise thousands of pounds for a national youth charity by signing up for the Great North Run.

Jonah is delighted to secure his place in the world’s greatest half marathon and boost the work of the Prince’s Trust, a cause which is close to his heart.

The Great North Run takes place on Sunday, 13th September when over 57,000 runners will set off from the centre of Newcastle-Upon-Tyne.

The Prince’s Trust is the chosen charity of Incommunities’ Group Chief Executive, Geraldine Howley, in her role as President of the Chartered Institute of Housing.

Last month, Geraldine kicked off her fundraising year by taking part in the Great North Swim on Lake Windermere. She joined Incommunities’ colleagues Adrienne Reid and Greg Robinson in raising over £3,000 for the charity. Her success proved an inspiration for Jonah to join this big run.

Jonah, who lives in Denholme, Bradford said: “I am thrilled to have secured my place in the Great North Run and be supporting such an amazing charity.

“The last time I tried a half marathon it nearly killed me so I’ve started my fitness build up already.

“The Prince’s Trust carries out life changing work to help young people from all walks of life and if I can raise even half of what Geraldine did from her swim challenge I’d be so proud.”

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