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Seventy hospital staff support WISHH ‘By Your Side’ Appeal

Hull Hospital’s doctors, nurses, other NHS staff and friends are swapping scrubs for trainers to support our ‘By Your Side’ Appeal, as they take part in the Hull 10k and Half Marathon on the 12th June.

The incredible team, features hospital staff working in departments such as endoscopy, maxillofacial, anaesthetic care, neurosurgery, cardiology, ophthalmology, physiotherapy, radiotherapy, breast care, paediatrics and administration, across Hull Royal Infirmary and Castle Hill Hospital.  They have all been in training ahead of the 10k and Half Marathon events.

We are also joined by friends of the hospital, local business supporters including: Home Bargains, Drewery Electrical and Helix, who have come on board to help make a difference.

Funds raised from the event will help 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. 

Nurse, Andreea Tudor said: “I have been running on and off for 5 years.  Being in the middle of the pandemic, isolated and away from family and friends, running gave me strength, clarity and energy to push through and be a better nurse. I ended up running every day for 400 days.

“I want to support By Your Side Appeal, because every child, especially the most vulnerable of them, shouldn’t be alone, they need the strength from their family, they need the bond with their parents to stay strong, and as the same time parents need support, and a safe space where they can rest, recharge and be stronger for their children.”

Project Officer, Daniel Little said: “My running began when I lost my Grandad to Cancer and I wanted to do something out of my comfort zone and support charities. I have taken part in 7 Great North Runs and numerous 10k races, loving the camaraderie and support you get from taking part in an organised race. Following the pandemic it’s great to start running again and return to an organised event and support the By Your side Appeal.”

To support #TeamWISHH as part of this appeal visit: Donations can also be made via cheque made payable to WISHH Charity, posted to WISHH By Your Side Appeal (Hull Run For All), WISHH Office, First Floor Administration Building, Castle Hill Hospital, Castle Road, Cottingham, HU16 5JQ.  Donations can also be made via Bacs transfer, contact the WISHH team for further information or call us on 01482 622299.

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