HERE'S the full list of 13 inspirational individuals to be honoured at this year’s Great North Run, featuring on billboards at every mile along the course.

The Great North Thank you campaign, supported by partners HSBC, will shine a light on pandemic heroes:

Dr Mickey Jachuck, consultant cardiologist South Tyneside District Hospital, whose team provided 24/7 cover for critically ill patients with Covid;

Senior Sister Jade Trewick, Ward 49, Royal Victoria Infirmary, who heads a respiratory support unit created in just 12 weeks to care for patients with severe Covid infection;

Community Staff Nurse Dorathy Oparaeche, Northumbria Healthcare Dorathy took care of some of the most vulnerable people in our region, in their own homes, during the pandemic;

Deborah Southworth, occupational health team lead, Queen Elizabeth Hospital, who with her team put initiatives in motion to support staff through the hardest days of the pandemic and beyond;

Louise Damms, home manager at Cheviot Court, Care UK, who managed the home through three Covid outbreaks, where she sadly lost residents;

Jill Maguire, family time service manager, South Tyneside Council, whose team innovated to ensure looked after children could stay close to biological relatives;

David craker, Civil Enforcement Officer Newcastle City Council, who volunteered his time to deliver food packages and worked at the Civic Centre Covid testing site;

Ian Banks, operations manager, Gateshead International Stadium which was turned into a food distribution warehouse for those in need;

Tracey Henton, community champion Morrisons Cowgate, who facilitated the Food Bank Initiative where premade packs were available for shoppers to add to their weekly shop and donate as they left the store;

Brenda Parker, school caretaker Harton Primary School in South Shields. Brenda didn’t take a single day off during the pandemic, working tirelessly to ensure the school was safe for staff and pupils;

Jan Heslop, junior head coach, Elswick Harriers, who worked tirelessly to keep the junior section of the club training and engaged throughout the pandemic;

Sergeant Tom Power, a mental health volunteer currently serving with the Royal Dragoon Guards;

And Honorata Devlin, who raised money for St Teresa's Hospice despite having cancer.

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The Great North Thank you campaign, supported by proud partners HSBC, will shine a light on some of those who gave up their time, worked through impossible challenges and put others first over the last 18 months. Some were nominated by their individual organisations, others were chosen by a panel that included Deputy Regional director, HSBC North Region, Mark Wake and long time Great North Run volunteer and many times winner Dame Tanni Grey Thompson.

Mark said: "It was an honour to hear more about the work and dedication of these incredible individuals.

“We are delighted to be able to support the Great North Run and to be part of a team celebrating the amazing achievements of the people of the North East. Ordinary people doing extra ordinary work is something that inspires us all and we are so looking forward to seeing the Great North Run back in full flow this year”

Founder of the Great North Run Brendan Foster said: “We’re so pleased to be able to recognise the achievements of these inspiring individuals at this year’s event.

“The Great North Run has always been a day where we celebrate the power of collective effort and endurance, but these people have kept that momentum going, under incredibly difficult circumstances over a longer period of time than anyone could have imagined.

“It’s right and fitting that we recognise them on Sunday and give the whole region the chance to say ‘Thank You’.”

This year’s Great North Run will take place on Sunday and is televised live on BBC Two from 8.30am to 9.30am when it moves to BBC One until 1.30pm.


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