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Neil Prepares for the Great North Run!

51-year-old Neil Armstrong, a Senior Structural Designer based at On Line House in Immingham, is an avid runner and will be participating in the Great North Run this year to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation.

Neil’s motivation to run in this charity event stems from his personal experience of surviving a sudden cardiac arrest. Four years ago, Neil noticed his running performance declining and stopped running on the road to continue exercising in the gym. However, on 18th May 2020, after completing a 5k run in the gym, Neil collapsed and suffered a sudden cardiac arrest. Fortunately, the gym staff immediately started CPR and used defibrillators until the emergency services arrived. Neil was rushed to the hospital, where he received life-saving medical attention and was eventually discharged.

Neil’s experience has inspired him to give back to the community by running in the Great North Run on 8th September and raising money for the British Heart Foundation. The funds raised will go towards research and development of treatments and equipment to prevent needless deaths from heart-related illness.

Neil said, “The training it is going well, and I am looking forward to the race. My predicted time is 2 hours (give or take 10 minutes), and I am hoping to raise a minimum of £350.”

Please join OLG in supporting Neil by donating and spreading the word on this fantastic cause. We wish Neil all the best in his training and the race itself, and we’re proud of his dedication to helping those who may also be affected by heart-related illness.

Any monies donated would be kindly received at Neils fundraising page: https://ajbellgreatnorthrun2024.enthuse.com/pf/neil-armstrong

Good luck Neil!