More Than 2,000 miles Completed to Support Hospital Charity
4 August 2020
More than 2,000 miles have been completed by members of the community and staff at The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust during July.
The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Charity invited individuals to show their support and celebrate the 72nd birthday of the NHS.
From left to right: Lucy Toal (Staff Nurse), Tom Asprey (Physician Associate), Aly Hunter (Physician Associate), James Fryer (Specialist Therapy Assistant), Jessica Evans (Staff Nurse)
Thanks to participants a total of £5,362.95 has been raised for the charity.
Supporters asked friends and family to sponsor them to cycle, walk or even hop for 72 miles throughout the month of July. Those taking part could complete the miles throughout the month or during one day.
People that signed up completed their miles by cycling, walking, and running, whilst one member of staff rode their horse.
The Wolverhampton Filipino Cyclists Association planned a bike ride from New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton to Worcester and back. Although they aimed to complete their 72 miles in one day, they actually each cycled 92.44 miles.
The cyclists continued to cover additional miles up until July 31st, completing the challenge having clocked up 1,171 miles in total.
The Wolverhampton Filipino Cyclists Association
The AMU team based at New Cross Hospital also completed their miles in one day, starting from the Fox at Shipley. Twelve members of staff, along with the Fox at Shipley owner Neil Taylor, worked together to cover the distance.
Aly Hunter, a Physician Associate within the AMU team, said: “By raising money for The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Charity we can help make a real difference to patients, their families and the staff that treat them, especially with the past few months being so challenging for everyone.
“The money raised will aid towards so many amazing possibilities.”
Rachel Robinson, Community and Events Fundraiser, added: “We are very grateful to everyone that has completed their 72 miles – and more - in July in aid of us. We have been amazed at the support and amount of dedication. Especially from those who have been working tirelessly throughout the pandemic and still had time to take part.
“Thank you to everybody who signed up for this challenge. To date we have raised £5,362.95, with donations still coming in.”
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