We were delighted to have four runners representing the Youth Trust and Cry in the Dark in the Great North Run on September 11th. Paul Finn (66), Abigail Micklasz (26), Gav Loftus (26), and Dan Finn (34), Youth Trust Director, joined some 51,000 other participants in the worlds biggest half marathon to raise funds for the work of both charities. At the time of writing they have raised over £1600 for both causes with a number of donations still expected to come in over the next few days.
The Archbishop of York Youth Trust and Cry in the Dark have enjoyed working together over the past 4 years, with many Youth Trust Young Leaders from schools across the North spending a week volunteering with Cry in the Dark in Romania, serving in hospices and renovation projects. Dan Finn, Director of the Youth Trust said;
'We are very grateful to everyone who took part in the race and raised funds for us and Cry in the Dark. It was a fantastically warm day with an amazing atmosphere and a 1/2 marathon we will never forget! Our thanks also goes to everyone who supported us - your contribution will make a real difference to the work both these charities are doing to help enable young people to make a difference in this world'.
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About Cry in the Dark
Our vision is to put Christian love and compassion into action by reaching out to children and young people of any race, creed or faith who are marginalised by poverty, sickness or disability. Our exciting and innovative projects help us to bring hope and change to the lives of children and families in Romania. We spread life-changing love through our home for children with special needs, programmes and projects within a Roma community, advocacy, care and our hospice in Romania.