Neonatal nurses run London marathon

Two neonatal nurses from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital are running in the Virgin London Marathon next month to raise funds for the hospital's Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

Anna Smith and Sarah Cole were both lucky enough to be selected from the ballot to run in the 2011 Virgin London Marathon and they have decided to raise funds for a new piece of equipment for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU).

Sarah and Anna also both ran in the Larking Gowen City of Norwich Half Marathon on Sunday March 13.

The two nurses are aiming to raise £4,000 to buy a vapotherm device that uses non-invasive oxygen therapy to help critically ill and premature babies breathe. The NICU at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is one of only two highly specialist level 3 units in Norfolk, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire and looks after more than 700 babies a year.

If you would like to donate to Sarah and Anna's Marathon Campaign please make donations payable to The Norwich Children's Fund (registered charity number 284777).

Thursday 24th of March 2011 12:00:12 PM