Charity champion gears up for Great North Run in aid of Help for Heroes

Posted on 03 Sep 2014

A member of staff at Jennings Ford, part of the Jennings Motor Group, will be putting his best foot forward this weekend, in a bid to raise money for charity.

By day, 23-year-old, Kane Grant, from Whitburn in South Tyneside, works as a service advisor at Jennings Ford’s Eslington Park dealership in Gateshead, but by night the fitness fanatic has been training in preparation for this year’s Great North Run with one objective in mind – to raise money for Help for Heroes.

Jennings Motor Group Great North Run

This is the second time Kane will be taking part in the world’s greatest half marathon after successfully completing the run in 2 hours and 13 minutes last year and raising funds for Cancer Research.

Kane said; “Taking part  in last year’s event and raising money for charity, spurred me on to submit an application form for this year, but this time my chosen charity is Help for Heroes.

“The kind and generous response I have had from my family, friends and work colleagues has been very encouraging and made me even more determined to complete the event, but this time I’m setting myself a target of less than two hours.

“The overall atmosphere and support from spectators on the day is exhilarating, it’s all about having fun and raising as much money for charity.”

Ian Stewart, service manager at Jennings Ford’s branch in Gateshead, said; “We would like to wish Kane every success not only with the Great North Run on Sunday, but also with his fundraising for his chosen charity.”

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