Cromer Hospital Manager to take part in Dublin Marathon

Cromer Hospital Manager will be running in this year’s National Lottery Dublin Marathon on Monday 31st October 2011 in aid of Norwich Cots for Tots Appeal.

This marathon runs through the historic Georgian streets of Dublin, Ireland's largest and capital city and is internationally known as the 'Friendly Marathon' because of the reaction of many thousands of spectators lining the city streets.

Helen Lloyd, Service Manager from Cromer Hospital said “I feel very fortunate that I am working in a hospital at Cromer which is currently being rebuilt into a modern and purpose built facility due to the benefit of wonderful legacies from local people. Not every unit within NNUHT has been so fortunate in receiving such financial support therefore I am happy to run for such a worthwhile cause. I am a proud grandma to a lovely 8 year old granddaughter who was born fit and healthy at the NNUH. However I know many people whose babies have spent time in the unit and the care they have received from the staff was superb

Helen will be joined by Harry Smith whose wife Anna works as a nurse on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

NICU nurse manager Amanda Williamson said: “We’re very grateful to the runners taking part in the Dublin Marathon and for getting behind our appeal. Every donation, no matter its size, will make a real difference to us and the babies we look after.”
“We are keenly aware how difficult it can be for families who sometimes have to travel long distances to enable their baby to receive care because all our high dependency and intensive care cots are in use. The expansion of cots will mean that more families are able to stay locally while their baby receives the care they need. We are very excited about allowing this improvement to care that families receive.”

Helen can be sponsored via her Just Giving webpage at

Friday 21st of October 2011 12:00:12 PM