Be a star like Max!

Max is the North Community Fundraiser Manager for the British Red Cross and, alongside his role, he always finds time to combine his true passion, running, with doing some more fundraising for this organisation.

This time he is taking the amazingly challenging Tunnel Ultra Run to raise funds for the British Red Cross. The run starts on Friday, 6th March and lasts a total of 55 hours and the 36 hand-picked participants will be running 200 miles inside the Comb Down tunnel, one of the largest tunnels in the UK.

It’s a very challenging run, not only because of the duration but especially because of the environment: between 11pm and 5am the path will be pitch black and during the other periods there will be a low-level lighting effect. There are no toilets or shelter/rest area and all the participants are completely prohibited from using headphones, walking poles and any kind of support such as crews and/or outside support.

If you want to help Max raise funds for the Red Cross you can sponsor him through his JustGiving page here. The organisation will use these funds to help people in any kind of crisis, whether through refugee support and family reunion, emergency disaster response, first aid training and crisis education or shelter for rough sleepers.

If by any chance you want to be a star like Max and you love running, the Red Cross has places for the Great North Marathon, Newcastle, in September, where you can challenge yourself while raising funds for the organisation. You can sign up on the website: or contact Lucy Gray on 0114 242 7381.

See you there? Great!