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Runner tackles BUPA Great North Run to raise funds for charity
11:59am Sunday 18th August 2013 in News
A CHARITY runner hopes to raise £300 to help research into skin disease and cancer by completing the BUPA Great North Run.
Dave Cooper, of Newton Aycliffe, is preparing for his first half marathon which he will run in aid of the British Skin Foundation.
The 32-year-old mechanic, who works at the GT Hodgkin garage in Winston, near Barnard Castle, is one of 20 runners in the British Skin Foundation team.
He has chosen the charity because he suffers from the chronic skin disease psoriasis and his uncle died in 2006 from skin cancer.
He said: “Since my psoriasis diagnosis, I have been amazed by the amount of people who also suffer from skin disease.
“I wanted to do something that would not only help raise funds for research, but also raise awareness of the unique work the charity does.”
He will take part in the run on Sunday, September 15 and he can be contacted at the garage on 01833-627216.
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