Tracy Taylor James Paterson Charlotte Westlake Sarah Barber in their Great North Run vests at Inspired Outsourcing headquartersTEAM members from Newcastle contact centre, Inspired Outsourcing, are getting ready to make a home run for the company’s charity partner this month.

Four of the company’s employees will be taking part in the Great North Run on September 11, raising money for the Alan Shearer Foundation.

Tracy Taylor, Sarah Barber, James Paterson and Charlotte Westlake will be taking the 13-mile challenge as part of the company’s collective fundraising efforts, which has already seen Inspired Outsourcing carry out bake sales and hold golf days, sponsored walks and a regular dress down day, to reach the annual target of £15k.

The Alan Shearer Foundation, which provides specialist disability, respite, residential and social provisions for people with complex disabilities, needs to raise £250K each year to maintain its valuable services.

With the business well on the way to success with its fundraising total now over £11K, Tracy Taylor, head of resources at Inspired Outsourcing, said: “The Alan Shearer Foundation is an absolutely amazing local cause and the money we’ve raised for them will make a real difference to the charity and the people it supports.

“We choose a charity partner every year and selecting a regional charity means that we can really see the benefits of our hard work and that’s a great feeling.

“The team are excited about the run – if a bit apprehensive too – it’s tough but you just have to remember what you’re doing it for.

“A lot of our colleagues are coming along to support us on the day so there should be some friendly faces in the crowds to help cheer us on.”

The run starts in Newcastle and heads through Gateshead and South Tyneside, before finishing in South Shields.

The company have also sponsored the Alan Shearer Foundation’s Great North Run vests for all of its fundraising runners this year.

Inspired Outsourcing is situated on the 5th floor of Cuthbert house in Newcastle and offers outbound call centre services to companies looking to retain and acquire customers.

For further information about Inspired Outsourcing, please visit www.inspiredoutsourcing.co.uk.