Local ‘superheroes’ gathered at Wexham Park Hospital in July to support seriously ill children.
The hospital charity’s annual Run Wexham 10km trail race and 2km family fun run took place on Sunday 23 July through stunning countryside surrounding the site. This year’s event had a superheroes theme as more than 200 serious athletes, fun runners and families strode out in aid of the Frimley Health Charity’s Children’s Critical Care Appeal. A number wore fancy dress in keeping with the theme.
Fundraising manager Anthony Kerslake said: “Run Wexham continues to grow in popularity each year and provides a fantastic opportunity for the local community to come together to support their hospital.
“About ten children with life-threatening conditions are admitted to the children’s ward at Wexham Park each week. The sponsorship raised through events such as Run Wexham will help us to give them the best level of care that we can while they are in our hospital.”
The appeal is aiming to raise £210,000 to provide extra equipment and facilities at the five-bed children’s high dependency unit, which opened last year at Wexham Park.
The charity’s generous sponsors covered the cost of the races, so all proceeds from Run Wexham 2017 will help very poorly children who spend time at the hospital with their families. The money will buy specialist equipment above and beyond that provided by the NHS budget. It will also be used to furnish new family accommodation alongside the unit.
All runners received a goody bag and medal sponsored by N20 brand activation. The event was also supported by the world-famous Pinewood Studios, who donated water for runners and some wonderful prizes for the top three runners in each category, plus a prize for the best fancy dress.
For more information about the Frimley Health Charity and how to support Wexham Park Hospital please visit www.frimleyhealthcharity.org.