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Indian flies 7,000 miles for Great North Run
AN INDIAN charity worker will fly 7,000 miles to take part in this weekend’s Great North Run.
Nirmal Beura is running the world’s biggest half-marathon on Sunday (September 15) to raise awareness of the work of his employer, Traidcraft India.
Mr Beura, a senior programme manager in Hyderabad, says Traidcraft is helping some of India’s poorest people improve their lives, from helping smallholder farmers to diversify their crops to providing skills training for women.
He said: “I’ll be running with other Traidcraft staff and supporters and I’m looking forward to finishing in less than one hour 40 minutes.
“To know that Traidcraft supporters are behind me will really make all the difference and get me to the finish line.”
Abi Knowles, Traidcraft’s community and events fundraiser, said: “We’re delighted to have Nirmal with us and even more delighted that he’s set himself the challenge of running in the Great North Run.
“We wish him every success and hope that people will support him in his challenge.”
Mr Beura will also speak at St Charles’ parish centre, Gosforth, on Friday (September 13) at 7.30pm.
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