Great North Run: Supporting Newcastle United Foundation

Ryder continues its sponsorship of Newcastle United Foundation for the third consecutive year, raising over £3,900 at the 2023 Great North Run

Ryder’s 10 runners joined the fellow 60,000 people taking part in the world’s largest half marathon from Newcastle to South Shields on 10 September.

The event marked Ryder’s long standing relationship with Newcastle United Foundation, which includes designing the charity’s home, NUCASTLE, and collaboration on a number of educational programmes to support children from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds.

James Lowdon, business development executive at Ryder, said: “The work Newcastle United Foundation do in the community is hugely important.  The team do an excellent job in harnessing sport and the love for football in the region to support those who need it most, and we’re excited to continue this at our upcoming Oktoberfest celebration.”

Zoë Renwick, communications assistant at Ryder, ran for the Foundation and said: “Running my first half marathon was daunting, but visiting the Foundation and learning more about the support they offer to our local communities put things into perspective. They’re a brilliant cause to run for and I’m already thinking about training for next year!”

Dawn Barber, head of business for Newcastle United Foundation said: “We are incredibly grateful to the ten runners from Ryder who took part in the Great North Run, raising vital funds to support our charity work in the North East.

“The continued support Ryder provide allows Newcastle United Foundation to make a real difference to the lives of children, young adults, families and older generations from our NUCASTLE home and in our local community.

“Every year, we engage with over 69,000 people and the support we receive from Ryder is vital in helping to deliver life-changing charity work across the region.”

As we mark our 70th anniversary, we are proud to celebrate the positive impact Ryder has made on the communities in which we work.  Our Everything architecture philosophy is underpinned by equality of opportunity and a culture which encourages inclusion for all, with the ultimate aim of creating a positive and sustainable impact for our communities.

Learn more in our 70 years of Ryder series, or contact us if you would like to hear more about our community impact initiatives.