Four colleagues from an Alnwick car dealership are gearing up to tackle the Great North Run.
The workmates from Blackshaws Nissan, on Lionheart Enterprise Park, will take on the half-marathon to raise money for charity.
Three of the group – branch manager, Mark Livingstone, and service advisers Gemma Mooney and Mel McManus – were inspired to enter by dealer principal, William Blackshaw, who will be running for the second time.
Between them they will run to raise money for two charities – Coping With Cancer North East and the MS Society.
William said: “I took part for the first time in 2013 and it was a fantastic event with a brilliant atmosphere and so many people raising money for worthwhile causes.
“I’m delighted that the others have signed up and that I’ll be able to run as part of a team this time around. Clearly I forgot to mention how hard it was.” Mel added: “It’s going to be a challenge, but at least there will be enough of us to carry a stretcher if it all gets too much.”
To sponsor the group, visit www.justgiving.com/William-Blackshaw or www.justgiving.com/Mel-McManus.
Alternatively, call the dealership on 01665 602123.