A group of healthcare professionals working on an oncology ward at Nottingham’s City Hospital are hoping to raise £5,000 for charity.
Members of the eight-strong team are lacing up their trainers to run the Ikano Robin Hood Half Marathon on Sunday September 28th.
For virtually all of them, it will be the first time they have run the distance and they are doing it as a Challenge 500 fundraiser for Nottingham Hospitals Charity. Only oncology registrar Jason Adhikaree has previously undertaken a half marathon.
Ward sister Annie Walton said: “Over the years, Fraser Ward has looked after many inspiring cancer patients, friends and family, who have donated generously to us as a unit as well as a hospital. The money donated has enabled us to purchase numerous items that make a patient’s and relatives’ stay as comfortable as possible through what can be a very difficult time.
”We are always trying to improve our service, and are doing this challenge to further contribute to the kindness of past and future patients.”
The team includes ward sister Annie Walton, oncology registrar Jason Adhikaree, deputy ward sisters Amanda Adams and Catherine Smith, melanoma specialist Yvette Moore and staff nurses Emma Hilton Turvey, Claire Smith and Louisa Langford.
Nottingham Hospitals Charity is a partner in the Ikano Robin Hood Marathon and Half Marathon, and has a number of runners taking part who are raising money for the Charity. Runners have the opportunity to choose which area of Nottingham’s hospitals they wish to raise money for.
More than 12,000 runners are expected to join the event, which kicks off from The Embankment and weaves through Nottingham via the city centre, the University of Nottingham and the along the River Trent.
Jenny Wing, Head of Fundraising and Communications at Nottingham Hospitals Charity, said: “We are delighted that the team from Fraser Ward has chosen to support Nottingham Hospitals Charity. Every day, this dedicated team goes the extra mile in their care for their patients and on Sunday, they will literally be going the extra mile. We wish them the very best of luck in the Ikano Robin Hood Half Marathon.”
Each year Nottingham Hospitals Charity challenges every ward and area across the Nottingham NHS Trust to raise at least £500 to help provide the added extras that make a real difference to patient care. This is known as the Challenge 500.
To sponsor the Fraser Ward team, who are raising money to refurbish a quiet room for patients’ relatives and their loved ones, visit https://challenge500.everydayhero.com/uk/team-fraser
Nottingham Hospitals Charity exists to benefit patients, staff and facilities at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust’s City Hospital, Queen’s Medical Centre, Nottingham Children’s Hospital, Hayward House Palliative Care Centre and Ropewalk House.
Your gifts help us provide the added extras that make a real difference to patient care at Nottingham’s hospitals, such as specialist equipment, improved facilities, medical research and staff development programmes.