The Great North Run

 

This iconic 12 mile run between Newcastle and South Shields will take place on Sunday 11th September with a brave 5 of our team members participating.

As many of you will already be aware we are fond supporters of the Great North Air Ambulance following the loss of our colleague Graham, who was knocked off his bike and died following a road accident on the A68. He had worked here at Simpson Group since 1982 as a designer within our CAD department, despite his passing in 2013 we are still yet to fill his position – his loss is felt everyday.

Thanks to the Air Angels, who were first on the scene after the fatal collision, Graham’s devastated family had the chance to say a final goodbye before his death – including his sister who flew to his bedside from Australia. The paramedics ensured that Graham was stable before taking him to hospital where he was kept alive on a life support machine for the family’s last moments together.

Graham was a dedicated and creative individual who has left a legacy of ideas that live on in both current and future CAD designs.

Our team here will continue to remember Graham fondly by dedicating themselves to the GNAA and raising funds through events such as this in his memory.

To donate to the Great North Run please click here
 
We will keep you posted on our fundraising effort and how our team get on in each of the events – keep your eyes peeled!

Athletics - 2014 Bupa Great North Run - Newcastle
 
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