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£100 a mile for end of life care!

23 Jun 2015 13:33:09
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Two consultants from The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) have joined forces to raise £100 a mile for their own hospital charity’s Purple Butterfly Appeal.

Richard Went, Consultant Haematologist and Richard Slater, Consultant Surgeon, went head to head in a Medicine vs. Surgery battle for the fastest time in the Sheffield Half Marathon.

It was a fantastic effort from the two Richards, finishing only 17 minutes apart and raising a fantastic £100 for each of the 13.1 miles they ran – an amazing £1310.00 in total!

On behalf of Rotherham Hospital Charity, Tracy Williams, Charity Development Officer and David Hicks, Deputy Medical Director at TRFT, accepted the cheque for the charity’s Purple Butterfly Appeal. The appeal supports end of life care at the Trust, providing specialists rooms for patients and their families at a time when they need it most, enabling them to die with dignity and respect and with the care and support of their loved ones.

The two Richards said: “We took on the challenge of the Sheffield Half Marathon to raise much needed funds for the Purple Butterfly Appeal.

“Thank you to everyone who has supported us and donated to this worthy cause. We work on the front line of patient care at Rotherham Hospital and know first-hand of the positive impact the charity has on enhancing the patients' experience.”

Tracy Williams, Charity Development Officer for Rotherham Hospital Charity, said: “It is great to see colleagues at the Trust supporting our charity and so many donations which they have received from colleagues, patients and the public. I would like to say a huge thank you to the two Richards for their support, and well done for their Sheffield Half Marathon achievement!”

For more information on the Trust’s charity, please contact Tracy Williams, Charity Development Officer, on 01709 427589 or email tracy.williams@rothgen.nhs.uk

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