A team of staff from Good Hope Hospital are lacing up their trainers and donning tutus and fairy wings to raise money for their ward at the Great Midlands Fun Run in Sutton Coldfield on Sunday 5 June.
The team of 20 healthcare staff, from Sutton Coldfield, Walsall and Birmingham, are hoping to raise £2,000 for the Gynaecology ward, which includes the early pregnancy and gynaecology assessment units. The money they raise will be spent on new equipment for the ward, which looks after a variety of patients with women’s health issues including miscarriage and pregnancy loss, early pregnancy complications, routine gynaecological procedures and those undergoing operations for breast cancer.
Led by clinical nurse specialist, Jane Rees, the team will run the 8.5mile route after being inspired by a patient and her husband who took on the challenge last year to raise money for the ward. Despite their busy work schedules, the team are already in training for the run and have been attending running sessions around Sutton Park.
Jane Rees said: “I was keen to do the Great Midlands Fun Run because I promised a patient and her husband that I would do it this year and raise funds for our unit like he did last year. I also managed to rope the rest of the team into it with me for support and it’s proving a fantastic team building experience. We’re hoping to raise £2,000 for the ward, to buy new equipment and help improve our patients’ stay in hospital.”
If you’d like to sponsor the ‘Gorgeous Gynae Girls GHH’, please visit their JustGiving page or donate by text, GGGH60 £3 to 70070.