Physio students take charity challenge underground
A team from the University of East Anglia (UEA) is going underground for a summer challenge to support the N&N Hospitals Charity.
Having completed this academic year’s exams, members of the UEA Physiotherapy Society have moved their focus to fundraising and will be running, walking or cycling the total sum of miles of the London underground tracks.
The challenge will take place over 48 hours on August 8 and 9 and funds raised will be split between the charity’s adult and children physiotherapy funds which are used to support physio teams at the N&N through supplying extra equipment or specialist training for staff.
Jessica MacFarlane, physiotherapy student and fundraising and campaign officer for the Physiotherapy Society at the UEA, said: “As a society we are greatly interested in supporting NNUH as our dedicated charity throughout the upcoming academic year.
“We feel it is important to connect with our local community and believe supporting the hospital, as our local trust, is a great opportunity to accomplish this.”
Lynn Crombie, from N&N Hospitals Charity, said: “We are delighted that the Physiotherapy Society has chosen to support our charity and, in particular, the physiotherapy team here at NNUH.
“We have a close relationship with our colleagues at the UEA and it’s fantastic that they have come up with such as exciting challenge and we look forward to seeing their results.”
If you would like to support the team, donations can be made here https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/underground-challenge-uea-physiotherapy-society
For more details about the N&N Hospitals Charity and how you can help, visit www.nnuh.org.uk