Going green for record attempt

Karen Lee and her mum Moyra.
Karen Lee and her mum Moyra.
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A businesswoman raising money for charity in honour of her mother is looking for help to break a world record.

Karen Lee is hoping to attract 1,000 people to Longsands Beach next month to help smash the Guinness World Record for the largest human shamrock.

The motivation behind the attempt, which is coupled with a 2km ‘green’ run along the beach, is to raise funds for St Oswald’s Hospice where her mother Moyra, who suffers from progressive supranuclear palsy, is receiving care.

“March 17 is St Patrick’s Day, and each year we run an event around this date to raise funds for charity,” said Karen, a qualified barrister and magistrate, and co-founder of Blackswan.

“This year we are incorporating Moyra’s Green Run as part of the activity.”

Moyra’s Green Run will start at 10.30am on Saturday, March 19, along Longsands Beach between Tynemouth and Cullercoats.

Karen, who has travelled and lived around the world before settling in Cullercoats, added: “We’re hoping to get 1,000 people to come and join in our attempt to smash the Guinness World Record for the largest human shamrock.”

Money raised from the events will be split between St Oswald’s Hospice and the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Anyone who wants to get involved can visit www.moyrasgreenrun.com or email info@moyrasgreenrun.com for more information.