Jayne’s efforts help charities

Jayne Storey and her partner Richard at the end of their 69 mile run.
Jayne Storey and her partner Richard at the end of their 69 mile run.

A former Whitley Bay woman has raised thousands of pounds for charity after taking part in a mammoth challenge.

Jayne Storey, who now lives in Manchester, completed a 69-mile run along Hadrian’s Wall, from Carlisle to Newcastle Quayside, with her partner.

Whilst the run was a huge challenge for us, its nothing compared to the challenges the street kids of The DR Congo or the vulnerable women of India.

Jayne Storey

And the pair – who completed the challenge in 12hrs 31mins, finishing 35th and 36th overall – raised more than £2,113, with donations still coming in.

The money is being split between the Congo Children Trust and Jacobs Well.

Ms Storey, who was the third woman overall, said: “Whilst the run was a huge challenge, its nothing compared to the challenges the street kids of The DR Congo or the vulnerable women of India face. We thank you everyone for their support and kind donations, which will make a massive difference to the life of somebody less privileged.”

Congo Children’s Trust works to support children in the DR of Congo living on the streets, founded by Whitley Bay resident Ian Harvey.

For more on the charity and its work visit www.kimbiliocongo.org

Jacobs Well offers one-year scholarships to transform the lives of poor and vulnerable women in India, supporting them to find work.

For more visit www.jacobswell.biz