Running north for a good cause!

Sue, Mick & Alison in training for the Great North Run

All smiles at the finish.2hr 23mins & £2000 raised!

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Sadleworth care business owner and ex fitness professional Mick Sheehan has been providing personal training sessions to two local ladies who have just completed the Great North Run (September 19th) in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society.

Sue Spedding and Alison Bradbury have been clocking up the miles for a cause that is very close to their hearts. Sue’s Dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s  5 years ago and the pair would like to raise as much money and awareness about the illness as possible, Sue say’s “This is a dreadful illness that affects not only the individual but the whole family, so anything that we can do to help raise awareness and assist research will help others in the future”.

Mick, who used to own the local Fitness Centre in Saddleworth, now runs Home Instead, a service that helps to support the elderly to live independently in their own homes. He added “we’re helping to care for an increasing number of clients with Alzheimer’s and Dementia and as a result we see firsthand the effect that this illness can have on individuals and their loved ones. The more we can do to support such a worthy cause the better, so when I was asked to provide some personal training I didn’t hesitate”.

Alison said “having our very own ‘Mr Motivator’ to spur us along has been a real help. We completed the 13.1 miles in 2 hours and 23 minutes and raised  over £2000 for a great cause”.

If you would like to show your support and sponsor Alison or Sue its not too late you can still donate online at &

For further info contact Mick on 874566.

A group of Home Instead CAREGivers talking
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home