“Thanking Nottingham Hospitals for everything they do” – one fundraiser’s story

Two photos featuring Charley Coulsons dad and granddad

Posted on: 03 May 2022

We love to hear about why you choose take on events in aid of Nottingham Hospitals.

Charley Coulson is taking on the Robin Hood Half Marathon this September with the aim of finishing the 13.1-mile distance in 2 hours and 30 minutes. She wants to say thank you to Nottingham Hospitals for the care they gave her grandparents, and also for saving her Dad’s life three times over the past 3 years.

Charley said: “Nottingham Hospitals did everything they could when both my Grandparents were sadly diagnosed with cancer. Not only that but they’ve saved my Dad’s life three times in the past three years after he has undergone major heart and lung surgery.

“I want to honour my Dad and raise money in memory of my grandparents. I would also like to raise money in memory of my boyfriend’s Grandad, who was like a Grandad to me. I want to thank the hospitals for everything they do for thousands of patients each year.

“My Dad is doing much better now but will never truly recover from his operations so I’m doing this because he can’t. I couldn’t think of a better way to say thank you as I’ll be forever grateful for the care they provided my family and for saving my Dad’s life.

“Thank you to all the NHS staff across Nottingham. You are truly remarkable and I will always appreciate everything that you’ve ever done, not just for my family but for others too.”

Charley is just one of our incredible fundraisers who will run for Nottingham Hospitals Charity at the Robin Hood Half Marathon, and we will be there cheering on her and all our fundraisers throughout the day.

If you are interested in running the Robin Hood Half Marathon for Nottingham Hospitals Charity, or taking on any other event, please get in touch with our team at charity@nuh.nhs.uk
and we’ll be happy to support you.

To donate to Charley's fundraising page, please click here.

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