The 2023 North East Volunteer Awards, in partnership with England Athletics and The Northeast Regional Council, were held on Friday 23 October at St James' Park. It was great to see Issac Dunn, Blaydon Race Organiser and Club committee member, recognised as runner up in the Newcomer to Volunteering category.
A vital member of our Club Committee, Isaac has galvanized the support of countless club members and hundreds of volunteers to make sure the 2023 edition of the Blaydon Race was successful.
The Blaydon Race is key to supporting the aims of the Club to make athletics accessible and available to all in the local community. Isaac's efforts in organising the race made it such a success that we were able to raise thousands of pounds for Cash for Kids North East. The funds generated also contribute towards the hire costs of track and field facilities, and help the Club to grow the number of coaches by making a contribution to the cost of their qualifications.
Having originally joined Blaydon Harriers as a Junior, it's great to now see Isaac putting the same effort into the future of the Club.
Club Secretary Nicola Perry collected the award for Isaac who couldn't attend.