Fundraiser passes £60,000 milestone thanks to runner

Sharon Moore total fundraising amount is over the sixty grand mark for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, thanks to Daniel Grocott.

Sharon Moore total fundraising amount is over the sixty grand mark for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust, thanks to Daniel Grocott raising £865 by running the Great North Run. - Credit: Archant/Daniel Grocott

The woman behind a long-distance fundraiser has sprinted past the £60,000 mark thanks to a businessman's half marathon.

Sharon Moore, from Great Ryburgh, has been raising money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust for two decades after her cousin Donna Leaver was diagnosed with the disease. The local accountancy worker is hoping to raise £75,000 by 2030.

Her efforts were helped recently by Daniel Grocott, who ran the Great North Run for the same charity,  following a year postponement due to Covid.

Fundraiser Sharon Moore with her trusty bucket, raising nearly £30,000 for Cystic Fibrosis Trust in

Fundraiser Sharon Moore with her trusty bucket, raising nearly £30,000 for Cystic Fibrosis Trust in 2010 PICTURE: Matthew Usher - Credit: Matthew Usher

Mr Grocott managed to raise £865, helping Miss Moore's total fundraising amount past the £60,000 mark. The businessman said Miss Moore was an inspiration.

“Although not acquainted with anyone suffering from cystic fibrosis, I am aware of its debilitating effects and the great work done by the charity through the inspirational involvement of Sharon Moore,” he said.

Daniel Grocott (centre) before he ran the Great North Run. 

Daniel Grocott (centre) before he ran the Great North Run. - Credit: Daniel Grocott


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Miss Moore added: “I cannot thank Daniel and all his supporters enough, they don’t know what they have done, they have made the lives of cystic fibrosis sufferers so much better.”

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