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Yorkshire TV star commits to regional runs for Henshaws Society for Blind People

Paula LaneCoronation Street star Paula Lane, who plays feisty Kylie Platt (nee Turner), has signed up to her next challenge to support Henshaws Society for Blind People.

Henshaws has two centres in the the area, an Arts & Crafts Centre in Knaresborough and specialist Henshaws College in Harrogate providing further education for students aged 16-22.

Yorkshire couple Paula and her partner and fellow actor Tom Shaw will be running the Great Yorkshire Run on 2nd September and the Great North Run on 16th September in a bid to raise money for the charity’s services.

Paula and Tom have been actively involved in representing Henshaws as ambassadors for the charity, attending black tie events including the Henshaws Anniversary Ball held earlier this year and running the Virgin London Marathon in April.

Paula said:

The work Henshaws does is amazing. I was so touched by the services that they provide –seeing what a difference they make to visually impaired people and to their families and friends. It’s a really good feeling now I have the chance to head back towards my home turf and raise awareness of the services at Henshaws College in Harrogate and the Arts & Crafts Centre in Knaresborough. The Great Yorkshire Run is a great warm up for the Great North Run!


Glen Lockett, Head of Fundraising at Henshaws, commented:

Paula has only just completed the Virgin London Marathon raising over £2000 and now she has decided to do two big runs, in one month! We can’t thank her and Tom enough!


Paula has been acting since the age of 10, achieving a triple grade distinction at a performing arts college and a first class honours degree at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London. After graduating she made her television debut in Heartbeat and now plays the fiery Kylie Platt in Coronation Street.

To support Paula and Tom for both challenges please visit their donation page

If you would like to take part in a challenge event for Henshaws please email or call 01423 814501 for more details.

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