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Posted by on Sep 10, 2015 in 2015, Awareness, Fund-raising event

How Prosecco will spur on our Great North runners for @CRY_UK

CRY, Great North Run 2015, Jane Kinghorn

Stephanie and Jane.

Stephanie Marshall and Jane Kinghorn are taking part in the Great North Run on Sunday in aid of  CRY – and with thoughts of ‘Prosecco’ very much in mind.

Claire was known as ‘Prosecco’ by workmates at the BBC and Jane, a close friend of Claire’s, explained: “Stephanie and I hate running but we’re doing one last run in memory of Claire. Claire loved a latte so we’d love you to put the cost of a couple of those onto our fundraising page. In truth, she loved Prosecco more and so that’s our team name. If you want to stretch to the fizz – that would be great too.”

You can support the pair here.

Stephanie added: “Such is the legacy of the amazing Claire Prosser that although I never had the pleasure of meeting the lady, I wish I had. My dear friend, Jane, was so incredibly fond of her that I really couldn’t turn down the big pleading eyes that said ‘C’mon, we’ve got to do the Great North Run for Claire – for CRY – let’s call it our last hurrah.’

“Way overweight – and far too busy for a proper training schedule – without a thought I said ‘Yes!’

“So here we are, the gallant Team Prosecco, months of training plans sort of followed later and looking forward to the start line and, of course, the finish. Did I mention we might have a glass of fizz to toast absent friends at the end of a hilly 13.1 miles? Well, only if we’ve run out of energy drinks!

“We set out to raise £500 for the cause and now we’re well on the way to £2000 – this is the last push. If you’re in two minds about supporting us, did we tell you we’re doing it in a big red foam love heart? No? I didn’t know either – something else Claire would find highly amusing too by all accounts. Bang goes that course record then …

“Look out for us this Sunday, September 13. We’ll do our best to get on the telly and give you all a laugh.”