Touching Lives - July 2008

On your marks

Paddington has been invited onto the starting rostrum as part of his 50th anniversary celebrations, to join a yetto- be named celebrity in setting the runners on their way. But that’s not all. Once the runners have passed the start line, Paddington will leap off the rostrum and himself begin the 13-mile race.

Mark Sullivan, who is bravely donning the Paddington running suit, will endeavour to overtake as many other runners as possible, even though he’ll be among the last to start!

Mark says, “I’m used to running in the suit, having previously taken part in the Great North Run and London and New York marathons. My aim is to pass as many other runners as possible and in so doing raise lots of money for Action Medical Research.”

Sponsor Paddington Bear in the BUPA Great North Run