NNUH Cardiology team raise £1,700 for charity

Last November a team of 12 runners, including three consultant’s cardiologists, six nurses, a ward clerk, a physiologist and a cardiologists wife from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH) took part in the Norwich Half Marathon and raised over £1700 for charity.

The money raised is being split between the Norfolk Heart Trust and a new charity called JDP defib fund which aims to put defibrillators into schools. This new charity was set up in memory of Janyne Durrant Pratt, a patient who sadly died recently. Janyne had previously been resuscitated by an off duty paramedic whilst on her school run with an automatic defibrillator.

On 15th February 2013, the cardiology team and Dr Tony Page from the Norfolk Heart Trust will present Martin Durrant Pratt (husband of Janyne) from the JDP defib fund with a cheque for £1000.

Simon Bowles, NNUH Arrhythmia Specialist Nurse who pulled the team together said “We are really pleased that we managed to raise enough to pay for another defibrillator, to be available out in the community and would like to thank everyone who sponsored us”.

Dr Tony Page of Norfolk Heart Trust said: “Congratulations to Simon and his team for a brilliant fundraising effort. The Norfolk Heart Trust’s share of the proceeds will go to our Sparks4Hearts appeal which is making excellent progress towards its target of £400k. This is being used to purchase cardiac electrophysiology and ablation equipment to cure cardiac arrhythmias at the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital.”

Photo opportunity

11.00am Cheque presentation in Cardiology Outpatients, East Outpatients, Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Tuesday 12th of February 2013 10:00:30 AM