The hunt is on for Tyneside's shining star

The hunt is on for Tyneside's shining star

A walking and climbing gear retailer is on the hunt for the most adventurous outdoors Geordie.

GO Outdoors wants to hear nominations for an award, the winner of which will open its new store in the city on 12 December. The company is looking for nominations from organisations or individuals.

Newcastle GO Outdoors store manager Liz MacDougall said: “We’ve all heard about adventurers like Ranulph Fiennes and Bear Grylls, but we’re looking for our very own local outdoor hero. That means someone from the Newcastle community who has achieved something extraordinary through outdoor pursuits.

“Perhaps they’ve climbed a mountain against all the odds? Or, raised money for charity trekking in Nepal? Equally significant could be someone who has inspired others to enjoy the benefits of outdoor adventure – perhaps through work with a local community group like the scouts or guides?

“We hope that the achievements of the outdoor adventurer chosen to open the store will inspire others throughout Newcastle.

“We are open to suggestions and will make a decision based on the personal story behind the adventure which captures our imagination the most. We want this store opening to be a fitting tribute to a local outdoor enthusiast’s achievements.”

The Newcastle store, in former DIY premises, will be the seventh new GO Outdoors shop to open since the completion of an £18 million refinancing package earlier in the year.

Nominations can be made to Liz at the Newcastle store.  The nominator should include their own details and a brief summary of why their chosen hero should receive the award.

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