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Patient's Run Raises £2,000 For Centre At Trust

Patient’s Run Raises £2,000 For Centre At Trust

Date of release: 16 July 2020

A former patient of The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust (RWT) has raised more than £2,000 for the Deanesly Centre.

Pauline Evans, 65, from Stourbridge, decided to set herself a challenge of running 5K to raise money as a personal thank you following her treatment for breast cancer in 2005 and endometrial cancer in 2019.

Latest News: Pauline Evans Raises more than 2,000 for the Deanesly Centre
Pauline Evans

She followed the nine week Couch to 5K podcasts to train for her run, which also gave her something to focus on during lockdown.

Rebecca Williams and Edward Evans, Pauline’s children, helped to promote her fundraising by sharing details on Facebook. The local community also showed support and made donations.

On July 11th Pauline was joined by Rebecca, Edward and his partner Harriot to help her complete her 5K. Edward set the pace, running 10K in the same time. The total amount raised was £2,135.

Pauline said: “I am so proud, and a bit gobsmacked.

“I had some friends turn up as a surprise to socially distance watch. It was a bit emotional as you can imagine.”

Latest News: Pauline Evans and Others Raise more than 2,000 for the Deanesly Centre
Left picture: From left to right L-R: Pauline Evans, Harriot Cullen, Rebecca Williams, Edward Evans. Right Picture: Pauline Evans

Despite gifting staff with thank you boxes, Pauline wanted to give more back as she felt she couldn’t express her gratitude enough for the fantastic care she received.

Pauline added: “The staff on the Deanesly Centre were so friendly. They always made sure that the care of their patients was their priority.

“I also really want to thank Dr Damian Murphy for putting me on the road to recovery.”

Leanne Bood, Fundraising Coordinator at RWT, said: “We are very grateful to Pauline for taking on this challenge and raising a fantastic amount. This will be of great benefit to our patients, their families and staff on our Deanesly Centre.”


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