John Everett, 53, will be running his 20th Great North Run, this time in a mascot windmill costume raising funds for Friends of the Earth Scotland.

[img_assist|nid=823|title=Winnie costume|desc=|link=none|align=right|width=273|height=235]John Everett is running the popular half-marathon to promote wind energy and renewable energy.

John said:

“At 53, this will be my 20th year and might be the last time I do this particular race.

“At the moment I’ve raised nearly £1,000, and the money is going to help promote wind energy for a cleaner and better world.

“Friends of the Earth Scotland will split the raised funds 50/50 between local campaigning for wind farm projects and national campaigning for renewable energy in general.”

John Everett is a director for yes2wind, a company promoting and informing about environmentally responsible renewable energy projects and technologies.

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For media enquiries and a high resolution photo of ‘Winnie’ please contact:

Per Fischer, Press Office, Friends of the Earth Scotland
t: 0131 243 2719

Notes to Editors

Yes2Wind promotes development of wind and other clean, renewable and efficient energy to combat climate change and reduce dependency on fossil fuels. yes2wind.com

Friends of the Earth Scotland exists to help people in Scotland look after the planet for everyone’s future. We think globally and act locally in Scotland, delivering solutions to climate change by enabling and empowering people to take both individual and collective action. We offer help to people with the big things in life – helping to sustain a healthy society and environment. We believe that all of our children’s futures will be better because of what we do. www.foe-scotland.org.uk