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Byline: Game developer and ex-Merchant Navy navigating officer John Nejady, 30, who lives in Newcastle, is running the Bupa Great North Run this September in aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).
Page Content: Born and raised in South Shields, John’s family has a connection with the sea which stretches generations. His father and great grandfather were both ship’s captains, and his great grandfather was also a Tyne Pilot. John spent 3 ½ years as a navigation officer cadet in the Merchant Navy on board cable and cargo ships, visiting around 30 countries and circumnavigating the globe.

John now works in Newcastle as a video game developer, but still surfs and sails in his spare time.

John says: ‘The fact that we are an island nation is a gift that should be taken advantage of. Surfing, sailing and swimming are all incredibly rewarding and healthy activities but they are not without risk. It is so vital that the RNLI charity is able to maintain their lifesaving presence on the UK coastline.

‘I’m training hard for the run and want to raise as much money as possible to help fund this vital service.’

Just £53 pays for a pair of binoculars to help a lifeguard spot a swimmer in trouble while £150 pays for a new pager to alert a volunteer lifeboat crew member of an emergency call.

The RNLI operates several lifeboat stations in close proximity to Newcastle including Sunderland, Tynemouth, Cullercoats and Blyth lifeboat stations. In 2013, between them, these four stations launched to 201 incidents and rescued 197 people.

Gill King, Community Fundraising Manager for Newcastle said: ‘The Great North Run is such an iconic event in the UK’s running calendar and a great opportunity for the RNLI to celebrate its nautical ties with the city.’

‘We’re proud of all our fundraisers and grateful for the huge amount of effort that people like John put towards helping our volunteer crew members and lifeguards continue saving lives at sea.’

Sign up to run with an RNLI charity place before 3 July at RNLI.org.uk/greatnorthrun.

To sponsor John go to https://www.justgiving.com/itsnej/. 

Byline: Game developer and ex-Merchant Navy navigating officer John Nejady, 30, who lives in Newcastle, is running the Bupa Great North Run this September in aid of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).
Page Content: Born and raised in South Shields, John’s family has a connection with the sea which stretches generations. His father and great grandfather were both ship’s captains, and his great grandfather was also a Tyne Pilot. John spent 3 ½ years as a navigation officer cadet in the Merchant Navy on board cable and cargo ships, visiting around 30 countries and circumnavigating the globe.

John now works in Newcastle as a video game developer, but still surfs and sails in his spare time.

John says: ‘The fact that we are an island nation is a gift that should be taken advantage of. Surfing, sailing and swimming are all incredibly rewarding and healthy activities but they are not without risk. It is so vital that the RNLI charity is able to maintain their lifesaving presence on the UK coastline.

‘I’m training hard for the run and want to raise as much money as possible to help fund this vital service.’

Just £53 pays for a pair of binoculars to help a lifeguard spot a swimmer in trouble while £150 pays for a new pager to alert a volunteer lifeboat crew member of an emergency call.

The RNLI operates several lifeboat stations in close proximity to Newcastle including Sunderland, Tynemouth, Cullercoats and Blyth lifeboat stations. In 2013, between them, these four stations launched to 201 incidents and rescued 197 people.

Gill King, Community Fundraising Manager for Newcastle said: ‘The Great North Run is such an iconic event in the UK’s running calendar and a great opportunity for the RNLI to celebrate its nautical ties with the city.’

‘We’re proud of all our fundraisers and grateful for the huge amount of effort that people like John put towards helping our volunteer crew members and lifeguards continue saving lives at sea.’

Sign up to run with an RNLI charity place before 3 July at RNLI.org.uk/greatnorthrun.

To sponsor John go to https://www.justgiving.com/itsnej/.