NNUH staff to walk 500 miles

Staff at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) will be walking 500 miles to raise funds for the Norwich Cots for Tots Appeal.

On Thursday 26th May a team of 25 from the Finance department at the NNUH will be doing a sponsored walk following the North Norfolk Coast path starting from Wells Harbour and finishing at Cromer Prier and walking between 20 and 25 miles each, a total of 500 miles between them.

Adam Batchelor, Deputy Finance Manager at the NNUH said “We felt this appeal is a very good cause, which is close to everyone’s heart, and every penny raised helps, if you would like to sponsor this team please visit http://www.justgiving.com/Finance500, as a Team we are delighted to help in this small way – I am looking forward to the day, as are all of my colleagues.

Consultant neonatologist Dr Mark Dyke said: “We’re very grateful to the members of the Finance department here at the NNUH for getting behind our appeal and organising this fundraiser. Every donation, no matter its size, will make a real difference to us and the babies we look after.”

The Norwich Cots for Tots appeal is raising money to pay for an additional 4 cots in our Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), which will increase the number of cots from 28 to 32. This means more babies can be cared for locally. The NICU is one of only three specialist neonatal units in the East of England. When we are at capacity babies have to be sent to the nearest unit in either Cambridge or Luton. The demand for specialist care is rising; NICU currently cares for over 850 premature and critically ill babies in a year. Supporting our appeal means local babies can be cared for locally.

Photo opportunity

The team will be doing a 30 minute training walk, leaving NNUH Rouen Road offices at 12.30pm on Thursday 12th May. This training walk is part of National Walk to Work Week which is being organised by Health and Wellbeing department at the NNUH.

Wednesday 11th of May 2011 10:00:51 AM