Fund Raising Events

Coast to Coast - 2013


Moday 3rd June 2013


Peter Dowen persuaded 8 other auld codgers to do the C2C from Whitehaven to Sunderland on 3 June 2013. Transport is arranged to take the team from Durham to Whitehaven on the morning of the 3 June.


Day 1 The afternoon saw us doing a gentle 17 miles to our first pub stop in Loweswater.


Day 2 had us travelling 27 miles to Greystoke (to the next pub!). Our support team  joined us on this day to pick up any strays and generally look after our well being. Maureen Dowen organised this with other wives from the team.


Day 3 also 27 miles, travelling to Alston, over the Hartside Pass ( I think that’s a hill)


Day 4 was probably our most gruelling day, with a 33 mile ride, up some of the biggest hills on the route. This took us to The Manor House Inn near Castleside (another pub) for our last rest before the final run into Sunderland, on 7 June.


The team was Peter Dowen, Steve Luard, Michael French, Phillip Lowes, Stuart Beattie, William Hunter, Nick Stott, David Thompson and David Ferguson


PPP Pancake Party


Saturday 8th June 2013


Organised by Anne Marr and was held at the Church of the Holy Nativity, Hillhead Parkway, Chapel House, Newcastle upon Tyne NE5 1DR


PPP Charity Ball
Saturday 6th October 2012


The Charity Ball was held at the Assembly Rooms in the centre of Newcastle. The event was a great success and has a number of items up for auction including holidays and jewellery.

3 in 3
3 events over 3 months....
In 2012 Mark Thompson took part in 3 events over 3 months to support Pete’s Pancreas Project.


September The Beast – Durham


October – Newcastle Stampeded


November – Whinlatter Duathalon


You can still support Mark by visiting his


Just Giving page

Great North Run

The Bupa Great North Run is the second largest half marathon in the world, taking place annually each September. Participants run between Newcastle upon Tyne and South Shields in England. The run was devised by former Olympic 10,000 m bronze medallist and BBC Sport commentator Brendan Foster. The Great North Run is a favorite for Pete's Pancreas Project fund raisers.



Hazle's Mince Pie and Wine Evening


Saturday 22nd December 2012


Many thanks to Hazel Baxter for organising this event.



River Rat Race


Sunday 26th August 2012. 


A wet ‘n’ wild 10km running event like no other took place on Sunday 26th August 2012. 

The team was organised by Dave Redhead and also included Daniel Dowen, David Dumbleton, Andy Kirby, and Dave Cooper. 


Coast to Coast - 2012


Saturday 20th July 2012


The Sea to Sea Challenge is Britain’s most popular ‘Long Distance’ cycle ride.


This was organised by my Mark Thompson (Ruth’s husband) and took place on July 19th - 22nd.


The team for the 2012 event were; Mark Thompson, Daniel Dowen, Simon Hames, Doug Slade, Simon Newton, Ian Taylor, Louise O'Hara, Vicky Wadams, Heather Constable, Phil Day, Stuart Russell, Digsy - David Dumbleton


Tough Mudder

Tough Mudder is a hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle courses designed by British Special Forces to test your all around strength, stamina, mental grit, and camaraderie. With the most innovative courses, half a million inspiring participants, and more than $2 million dollars raised for the Wounded Warrior Project, Tough Mudder is the premier adventure challenge series in the world.



Great Scottish Run
Monday 3rd June 2013
Emma Drysdale is took part in the Great Scottish Run. Please support this great effort at


Emma's Just Giving Page


Pamm's Pimms Party


Saturday 23rd June 2012 


Pimms and Strawberries.

To raise funds for Pete's Pancreas Project funding much needed and important research into Pancreatic Cancer...




Grove Garden Party
Saturday 30th June 2012

In aid of Pete's Pancreas Project. Research into Pancreatic Cancer. 



Rosa's 70th


To all my friends attending my Birthday, your presence is all that I require. However should you wish to make a donation please do so via the website:




Beryl's Run
Saturday 26th May 2012


On 26th May I(Beryl) did a sponsored run of twice my usual route and with the support of Maureen’s many friends at Bannatyne’s I have raised £460. Many Thanks to all of you who supported me 

Love Beryl x

Preston Guild Marathon & Half Marathon


Sunday, 28 October 2012


Viewed by many as ‘the one not to miss’, the Guild Marathon and Half Marathon took place on Sunday 28 October 2012. A great course has been carefully planned for Preston’s first ever marathon starting and finishing in the city centre. 


The event included a Mini Marathon (aprox 4-5k) for young people aged 11-17, along with street races for younger children organised through local schools.

The route took in the outlying areas of Penwortham, Cottam, Lea Town, Salwick and Treales, before returning to the city centre. Roads will be closed to accommodate the route and the expected high turn-out.


Please support this fantastic effort 


Catherine's Just Giving Page



Hadrian's Wall Half Marathon


Saturday 24th July 2012


Terence Savaridas ran the Hadrian's Wall Half Marathon for Pete's Pancreas Project on 24th July 2012. 


Please support this fantastic effort


Terence's Just Giving Page


French Wine and Cheese Evening
Friday 17 August

St Cuthbert's RC Church, Old Elvet, Durham