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Finishing the Virtual London Marathon Dr Belinda Allen

Fifty hospital staff raise £17,000 through Virtual London Marathon to support WISHH

Hull Hospital’s doctors, nurses and other NHS staff were part of history in the making, whilst supporting our ‘By Your Side’ Appeal, as they took part in the World’s Largest Marathon, involving 100,000 people globally. 

An incredible team of 50 staff working in departments such as administration, paediatrics, neurosurgery, cardiology, ophthalmology, diabetes, physiotherapy, security and theatres at Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital, have dedicated months of training to for the Virtual London Marathon 2021 and as a result raised a phenomenal £17,000 for our Hospitals.

A fantastic £16,000 was raised by staff to support the WISHH ‘By Your Side’ Appeal as we enhance the family accommodation for parents and carers as part of a major redevelopment project at Hull Royal Infirmary.  The project includes expanding the number of family rooms for parents and carers of the area’s sickest babies and children that are being cared for at the hospital. 

A further £1,000 was raised to support diabetes patients cared for at the Hull Royal infirmary.

Dr Vishal-Meth and team

The beauty of the Virtual London Marathon is that runners could take part in their own time, pace, and at a location of their choosing over a period of 24 hours.  Upon completion, each received a much sought after London Marathon 2021 Finishers Medal and t-shirt. 

Lisa Whitton, WISHH Charity Manager said, “On behalf of WISHH we would like to sincerely thank the entire team of runners for supporting our hospitals in such an incredible way bringing our By Your Side Appeal closer to becoming a reality.  The Allam Diabetes Centre will also benefit from the funds raised to enhance the comfort and care given to patients with diabetes.  Thank you to the families and friends for supporting each of our runners, which in turn will enable us to make an incredible difference to the families/carers of children, babies and patients cared for.”

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For further information about the work of the WISHH Charity contact Lisa Whitton at WISHH or call 01482 622299.