Graham’s effort is not artificial

Braving the chill north wind and the blisters, Graham Pattison of Variohm Components has signed up for the Great North Run `98 in order to raise money for charity and support the cause adopted by Variohm.

The company has made a commitment to raise funds for the Prosthetics Department of Northampton General Hospital. This department is one of the less glamorous areas of the hospital, but one that actually enables patients to live very active, near normal lives.

Graham, whose face is familiar at factories, offices and exhibitions in the north of England, felt he could make a worthwhile contribution by signing up for the event, on 4 October, which covers a 13 mile route between Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields. He has been training regularly and says he is quite confident that he can last the course.

Graham is looking for sponsorship, which can be on a distance covered or complete course basis, from companies and individuals. If you or your company would like to sponsor him, he can be contacted at Variohm on 01327 351004.