#TeamBarts Run the Capital

11 Jul 2016

On a warm and drizzly Sunday morning – 10th July – five amazing people took to the streets of London for The British 10k, helping to improve patient care in the hospitals we support.

Sabina post-race at Trafalgar Square Kelly post-race at Trafalgar Square Kelly during the race Clare post-race at Trafalgar Square Louisa and Alison post-race at Trafalgar Square

Each of the five work within one of the hospitals and we’d like to say thank you to them all for their fantastic fundraising and running efforts.

Below is a little bit more on why each of them ran – you can click/tap on their names to visit their JustGiving pages:

Sabina

Sabina was born prematurely at The Royal London. She’s now a community nurse working at the hospital, and is fundraising for neonatal services.

“I have decided to raise money for the neonatal unit because they basically saved my life. I was born very premature weighing in at just over 2lbs and urgently needed a heart operation. I was not expected to survive, but the doctors and nurses never gave up on me and here I am today working as a nurse myself.”

Kelly

Kelly works on the cardiac rehabilitation team, and her fundraising is being split between her own team and the Bodley Scott wards, where her mum received treatment for leukaemia.

“Donations will help us to continue to give vital support and care to heart patients in their recovery, and patients undergoing chemotherapy. I know my mum could not have got through her treatment without the expert care and support she received.”

Clare

Clare works at St Bartholomew’s and is fundraising for Barts Heart Centre.

Alison

Alison’s a midwife at The Royal London, raising funds for maternity services at the hospital.

“I started my training with a couch to 5k, then on to 10k. I’ll finish with champagne again! Every little helps, so please sponsor me for a great charity.”

Louisa

A midwife at Newham, Louisa is also raising funds for maternity services at her hospital. Louisa signed up after a bit of gentle persuasion from Alison.

“As most of you know I couldn’t run for a bus when the gauntlet was thrown down. Four weeks to train to run 10k for a great charity… well I couldn’t resist. Please support me to help me raise as much as I can for this fabulous charity.”

A huge congratulations to all of #TeamBarts and a big thank you!

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