A TEAM from the Alexandra Hospital will take on the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10k to raise funds for Primrose Hospice in memory of a beloved friend.
The team of 12, made up of anaesthetists, surgeons, operating department practitioners and theatre nurses, will run the course which takes in Second City landmarks like Birmingham Cathedral and Aston University.
Pulling on their trainers will be Lucy Young, Rashida Bashir, Cindy Persad, Nageena Hussain, Matt Wilson, Mikey Evans, Jay Germain, Matt Holland, Keshav Mathur, Jennie Stokes, Emily Johnson and Stuart Davis.
The group takes part in event several times a year, from 5ks to ultra-marathons, but they always run the Birmingham 10k for charity.
They chose the Primrose Hospice this year after the charity supported Lucy’s friend Becky after she was diagnosed with cancer.
“Sadly my beautiful friend passed away in March from stage 4 bowel cancer, leaving a wonderful husband and two amazing children,” said Lucy.
“Primrose Hospice was an amazing support for Becky and her family while she was going through treatment and were there for her during her final hours.”
Incredibly, the group managed to reach its fundraising target of £500 within a month but hope to raise as much as possible extra in the 10k challenge.
Anna Wilson, community fundraiser at Primrose Hospice, said: “It is incredible that the team from the Alexandra Hospital will be taking part in the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10k for Primrose.
“The money they raise will ensure that we can continue to provide our services for free to people who have a life-limiting condition.
“We can also provide help and support for their families and can provide support after the death of a loved one too.
“However, to able to keep all this support free for whoever needs it, Primrose Hospice must raise £1.75million every year.”
To sponsor the team, visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lucy-young18.