Thank you Ken Tuck who completed the Great North Run for MHNE

Thank you Ken Tuck who completed the Great North Run for MHNE and in memory of his friend Paul Flynn.

We were incredibly proud and touched when heard that Ken Tuck, was running The Great North Run for Mental Health North East earlier this month, and the amazing support that he had from sponsors who helped him to raise an amazing £640.

Ken told us the moving story of how he had ended up running the half marathon for the first time:

“I am delighted with the response I’ve had to running the Great North Run in memory of my mate Paul Flynn. Last year before the first lockdown I won a competition for two VIP entries into the great north and Paul was going to do it with me.
Sadly Paul passed away suddenly and so the great north run completed that journey we started. It has also been a great opportunity to keep Paul in the conversation, keeping his memory alive. Mental health is a huge deal, especially in the current climate and I really wanted to support a charity in the local area.

The run I have to admit was tough going but I was determined to finish and did so in a time of 3hrs 51. It was a fantastic day and great to be involved. The support I have received has been truly amazing.“