Are you interested in taking part in a marathon or skydive to raise money for your local hospital and community services? If so, we want to hear from you!
Whether it’s the Hull 10k or the Hull half-marathon in June, the London Big Half or a skydive in Hibaldstow, The Health Tree Foundation – Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust’s official charity – has a whole host of events you can take part in.
Danielle Rhodes, 26 from Cleethorpes, a Healthcare Assistant at Grimsby hospital, took part in the Grimsby 10k last year to raise money for The Pink Rose Suite – a dedicated breast unit at Grimsby hospital. She knows first-hand how worthwhile the experience is.
She said: “I have never been a runner in my life but I saw HTF had advertised the Grimsby 10K and I thought what better way to support my work department – The Pink Rose Suite – than to raise money for them. I was a little nervous signing up for this at first as I didn’t know if I could run all that way.
“Well, all the worry was for absolutely nothing as people walk, jog, run or dance the 10k! I had done some training but only maybe once or twice a week for this. I did 5k runs and then my last couple of runs two weeks, I did two 10K runs to understand the distance of this and it felt amazing! I just kept telling myself I could do it and I did!”
Danielle started raising money around three months before the run and by the day of the race, she’d drummed up more than £500 in donations. More people donated on the day too when they saw from her HTF vest what she was raising money for.
Danielle added: “When I passed the finish line, there was no better feeling than knowing I had done this for a good cause. Raising money for The Pink Rose Suite was something really special to me. Working on there gave me a special bond with all my patients and I know what an amazing impact the smallest donation can do for patients visiting the department.”
To sign up for any of the events listed above or future ones and for more information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The team will be able to advise on what you need to do before the event to make sure you maximise your fundraising. You can also find out about upcoming events on the HTF Facebook page.