Great North Running for Action on Elder Abuse

4th September 2011:

This year’s Great North Run is only two weeks away – a scary thought but also an exciting one.  All I want to do now is get out there and run my 13.1 miles.


I will be running for Action on Elder Abuse (AEA).   The charity works in the UK and Ireland and focuses exclusively on protecting, and preventing, the abuse of vulnerable older adults.


AEA was established in 1993 by practitioners from health and social care, academics and representatives of the voluntary sector.  All were concerned about the lack of information and assistance for those who were abused or were at risk of abusing.  Today, AEA addresses abuse within people’s own homes (by family, friends or paid staff), within sheltered housing, and within care homes and hospitals.


Their website – - explains the work of the charity and shows how they spend the donations they receive.  You can support the charity by becoming a member (as I am), making a one -off donation or by fundraising (or by …… ahem …. supporting someone who is fundraising).


Once you have had a chance to look around their website, please take a couple of minutes to sponsor me at

Many thanks – it is very much appreciated.


Christine …. from the Shed


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