Charity heads out on tour of Northumberland

Electrician Rod Robinson fits a defibrillator box at Druridge Bay Country Park. It was funded by the Stephen Carey Fund and Jacqueline Prouse, who ran the Berlin half-marathon.

Electrician Rod Robinson fits a defibrillator box at Druridge Bay Country Park. It was funded by the Stephen Carey Fund and Jacqueline Prouse, who ran the Berlin half-marathon.

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The Stephen Carey Fund – this year’s Jam Jar Army charity – begins its Tour of Northumberland in earnest over the coming week with a schedule that would make even the hardened roadie wince.

Following the culmination of several months of fund-raising, meetings, plenty of logistical planning and the efforts of several communities and the Fund have boiled down to a roll-out plan, which includes community training sessions as follows: Monday – Stocksfield; Tuesday – Longframlington; Wednesday – Thropton; Thursday – Felton: Wednesday, December 17 – Hepple; Thursday, December 18 – North Broomhill; Sunday, December 21 – Tarset.

In addition to the dates above, further sessions are yet to be arranged for the villages of Falstone and Embleton and once completed, the roll-out will see a further 15 community public-access defibrillators in place across the county.

If that wasn’t enough, the team will be attending a charity ball tomorrow in Gosforth, holding meetings with a local financial institution, a regional running events company and also the North East Ambulance Service before they break for Christmas.

For full times and venues of all the upcoming training sessions and to keep abreast of all the latest news from the Fund, visit www.thestephencareyfund.co.uk