We want to hear your stories!

Get in touch with the Newcastle Can team at hello@newcastlecan.com so you can inspire others and share your goals. We’d love to hear from you - do you know someone that’s a health hero?

Ross Noble!

Ross Noble!

A big thanks the brilliant Ross Noble for joining Hugh and supporting the Newcastle Can challenge! Not only has Ross joined the campaign but he and the amazing cast of the Young Frankenstein joined our Newcastle Can wave at the Great North 5k, running the event with us down on the Newcastle quayside on September 9th. Read all about it here: https://www.newcastlecan.com/articles/newcastle-can-smashing-the-great-north-5k

Edward Docherty

Edward Docherty

"I joined Newcastle Can back in January 2017 when I met the team at their launch event in the city centre. Just before this, I decided to start doing my local parkrun (as spurred on by my son & his fiancé!). Since then I have done 46 parkruns and have started running with the Jarrow and Hebburn Athletics Club. I ran my first Great Run 5k race in September, when I joined Hugh and the Newcastle Can team, and my first 10k later in the year for “Movember”. Since joining Newcastle Can I've lost 2 and 1/2 stone. What I love about what I'm now doing is that my wife, my son and my soon-to-be daughter-in-law can all join me and we can all run together."

Craig Jose & the Northern Kings Can Team

Craig Jose & the Northern Kings Can Team

Since joining Newcastle Can Craig Jose, director, founder and head coach at Northern Kings, has been on a mission to get more people involved in his team at the gym - helping them to lose weight and feel better. Craig provides fitness classes, nutritional advice and some serious support - giving up isn't an option! The 27 member strong team has so far lost 256lbs, that's a whopping 9.8lbs on average per team member. Nice one, Northern Kings Gym!

Sally Allen - Newcastle Can Hero!

Sally Allen - Newcastle Can Hero!

"So far this year I’ve lost 19lbs, lost over 20cms off my waist, got physically healthier and much more confident. I’ve cooked from scratch more, exercised much more and smiled more. I’ve learned I can do things I didn’t believe I could, and I’m not planning on stopping any time soon. If I can do it, anyone can, and Newcastle Can." Sally has been one of our greatest Newcastle Can supporters, getting involved, breaking down barriers one by one to greater health, sharing her journey on her blog along the way, and even getting her work colleagues involved with their very own Newcastle Can team! Read more at https://www.newcastlecan.com/articles/exposing-lies-and-smashing-excuses-sallys-story

About the
Campaign

We all might have a pretty good idea of what we need to do to lose weight and get fit, but doing it alone can sometimes feel like an uphill struggle. So let’s come together as a city to change the way we live, work and play, and help make Newcastle the healthiest, happiest city it can be.

Please join us by updating us on your progress and making it count towards the grand total. In return, we’ll give you regular diet and fitness tips, let you know what’s going on in your area and keep you updated on what Hugh’s doing in Newcastle throughout the year.