Nick hoping to make dreams come true with charity run

ELY man Nick Oakhill will help make dreams come true when he takes part in the Great North Run later this month.

Nick, who will be running for the Make-a-Wish Foundation, is an agent at the NFU Mutual Office in Ely, the UK’s leading rural insurer, where Make-A-Wish has been adopted as their corporate charity partner.

The charity grants magical wishes to children and young people all across the UK who are fighting life-threatening conditions.

Nick said: “I know friends who have completed the Great North Run and they have said the atmosphere is fantastic, so I want to experience the same thing they did.

“I have also had a burning personal ambition to run it, and so when I heard I could get a place through Make-A-Wish I jumped at the chance.”

He added: “I am looking forward to the challenge. I have run half marathons in the past but nothing on this scale, so I am determined to enjoy the day.”

The Great North Run is a 13.1-mile run from Newcastle upon Tyne to South Shields, and is considered to be one of the most prestigious half-marathons in the world.

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This year there are expected to be 54,000 runners taking part, including various famous names such as model Nel McAndrew, athlete Iwan Thomas, BBC Breakfast presenter Sian Williams, and rower James Cracknell.

Nick would like to raise more than �400 in sponsorship from his run, and anyone who would like to support him can do so via his Just Giving page: