The start line is nearly in sight for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity’s team of steel-spirited fundraisers as they prepare for the Run for All Sheffield 10K.
Colleagues from The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) have teamed up with members of the public to take part in the event on Sunday 23 September 2018 to raise money for the charity’s Purple Butterfly Appeal.
But three more runners with a flair for tackling Sheffield’s infamous seven hills are being sought to complete the team.
Barry Mellor, Chair of the Charitable Funds Committee, said: “Earlier this year we appealed for people to take part in the Run for All Sheffield 10K and were delighted with the response, particularly as it’s only our second year entering a team into the race.
“With just a few weeks to go we’re now looking to rally support from an additional three runners. The Purple Butterfly Appeal is going from strength to strength, so it’s an exciting time to join our fundraising team.”
The Run for All Sheffield 10K route begins at Arundel Gate and takes runners on a journey along Charter Row and along Ecclesall Road, before skirting the edges of Endcliffe Park. It continues along Riverdale Road, Endcliffe Vale Road, close to the Botanical Gardens, then travels down Brocco Bank and back to an exhilarating city centre finish.
The Charity’s fundraising team currently includes Penny Fisher, Paul Broughton, Lisa Tuck, Joanne Clough, Vicky Whitfield, Carl Roebuck and Angela Lalley.
Carl Roebuck, 41, of Swinton, said: “My four-year-old son Leo was treated on the Children’s Ward at Rotherham Hospital recently after suffering from a serious infection. It was a harrowing time for my wife and I but he was so well cared for. I also have a family member currently undergoing chemotherapy for lymphoma so this is my way of giving something back to the hospital.
“I’m really looking forward to taking part in the Sheffield 10K. I know it will be a great atmosphere. I’m a keen runner and like to run a few times a week, including in the Peaks. Hopefully that will help me cope with the run’s infamous hills.”
The team hopes to raise more than £2,000 for the Purple Butterfly Appeal. You can sponsor them in person or online here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/purple-butterfly-appeal-sheffield-10k-team2018
For more information about the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity please contact Suzanne Rutter on 01709 426821 or via Charity@rothgen.nhs.uk.