Hospital staff and supporters take on Steel City challenge

By Michael Upton | 16/10/2017

Hospital staff and supporters take on Steel City challenge
Left to right: Lisa Longden, Celia Newton, Liza Broughton, Liz Hayter, Joanne Clough (Wonder Woman), Simon Watts, Simon Clough and Gary Webb.

RUNNERS showed their steel by completing a tough run for a hospital charity.

The Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity's first official Run for All Sheffield 10K team pounded the streets of the Steel City to raise more than £2,000 to help benefit patients and their families in Rotherham.

Staff from The Rotherham NHS Foundation Trust (TRFT) teamed up with members of the public to take part in the event for the charity’s Purple Butterfly Appeal.

The team included TRFT colleagues Liza Broughton, Celia Newton, Liz Hayter, Lisa Longden, Joanne Clough and Gaynor Ibbs plus public supporters Simon Watts, Hannah Wright, Gary Webb and Simon Colliver.

All the money raised will help the charity fund a fourth Purple Butterfly room at Rotherham Hospital. 

The £75,000 purpose-built rooms offer privacy and dignity to patients nearing the end of their lives, and their families. 
Gabby Atmarow, chair of the Charitable Funds Committee, said: “We have not had an official team participating in the Sheffield 10K before so we were incredibly proud to see 10 colleagues and members of the public running for the Rotherham Hospital and Community Charity this year. 

“We are really grateful for all the money they have raised for our Purple Butterfly Appeal and to everyone who sponsored them. 

“Your support really helped spur them on. 

“All the money raised will make a huge difference, creating a home from home for our patients when time really is most precious.”

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