Hospital staff in Manchester 10K run
Date published: 15 May 2012
Staff from The Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust are to take part in this year’s BUPA Great Manchester 10K run on Sunday 20 May.
Staff will be seeking to raise £200,000 to buy equipment for the new purpose built women and children's 'super centre' at The Royal Oldham Hospital, that opens in December.
Included in the group will be community midwife matron Diane Chadderton, deputy management accountant Matt Sharples, Andrew Lynn from communications, Jane Nelson, technical manager in haematology, director of strategic planning Tom Wilders and chief executive John Saxby.
Diane Chadderton, community midwifery matron for Rochdale and Oldham, said: "I run for enjoyment with a local running club and supporting families is close to my heart. I ran last year for the Trust and feel that any small contribution from me and other colleagues running will enable the appeal to offer comfort and support to families."
Andrew Lynn, head of communication for the Trust, added: "I’m not really a runner but I wanted to do something a bit different. To run the Manchester 10k along with 40,000 other people sounded like a fun way to spend a Sunday. I wanted to do my small bit to help raise money and publicity for our In Your Hands Appeal, whilst at the same time it has given me a goal to get fit. It's a great appeal for a great cause. I hope we can continue raising money to reach our target”
The BUPA 10k Manchester run is one of the nation’s favourite running charity event with up to 40,000 runners participating each year. The event will be shown live on the BBC.
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