Mums Gillian Headon, 52, and Natalie Rush, 26, recently
led 248 people on a mammoth trek to raise cash for Rotherham Hospital.
The duo managed to raisean amazing £11,000 for cancercharities, £3000 of whichwas split between the BreastScreening department, Urologyand the Special Care Baby Unit atRotherham Hospital.
They organised the challenging ten mile
hike in memory of their friend and mother Sandra Rush. Sandra worked on the
Special Care Baby Unit at Rotherham
Hospital but sadly died
of breast cancer in 2002.
Gillian said: “What started as a small
group of friends organizing a sponsored walk to raise money has now “snowballed”
beyond our greatest expectations, with hundreds of men, women and children
taking part every time. We are just two
ordinary mums but following the death of a much loved friend and mother from breast
cancer, felt we had to do something to raise awareness and funds to help causes
in our local community."
“Our aim has always been to put the fun
into fundraising. We want to bring the community together to help produce
better facilities for the people who need it. We’re pleased to support places
like Rotherham Hospital which most of us will rely on
for care at some time in our lives.”
Gillian and Natalie recently presented
their £3000 donation to the three hospital departments and also donated money
to Bluebell Wood Hospice and the Aurora Centre. To date the friends have raised
over £65,000 and more than 400 men, women and children have taken part in each
of the four events. They are planning their next ‘Rush to Walk’ event in May.
For more information about Rush to Walk or
to get involved next year, please visit www.rushtowalk.com