NHS staff in charity run to mark NNUH open day and fete

About 40 NHS staff will be taking part in a 5km Run from 10am on Saturday 18th June, organised by Active Norfolk to coincide with the Open Day and Fete at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and Men’s Health Week.

BBC TV sports presenter Jake Humphrey will be starting the race which takes place at the Sports Pavillion on the UEA Sportpark’s playing field.    

Nick Clarke from Active Norfolk said:  “This fun 5km run is a great example of how NNUH, NHS Norfolk and Active Norfolk are working together to try to enthuse and motivate a more active workforce whilst helping to raise money for such a brilliant and local charity.

“The run is open to all NNUH and NHS employees and we are keen to get as many of them and their families to take part and raise money. Being physically active is so important for a happy and healthy workforce and where better place to promote this than with a run at the hospital.

“The run also marks the end of National Men's Health Week which is aimed at getting more men healthy and active – so there really is no excuse not to dust down your trainers and get involved.”

Runners can be sponsored with funds going to the Norwich Cots for Tots appeal.  The appeal will see the expansion of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) which cares for sick and premature babies at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Dr Mark Dyke who leads the work of NICU will be running in the event to raise money for the Norwich Cots for Tots appeal.  
He said:  “We’d like to encourage NHS staff of all ages and abilities to take part.  It’s a great way to improve your fitness and raise money for a worthwhile cause.”

For more information on the run, go to:  www.activenorfolk.org/fit4work  To find out more about the Norwich Cots for Tots appeal go to:  www.justgiving.com/norwichnicu


Monday 13th of June 2011 12:00:39 PM