Walk a mile to raise money for arthritis research

The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is asking patients who have had orthopaedic surgery or treatment for arthritis to walk a mile and raise money for arthritis research.

The Norwich Orthopaedic Walk will take place on 23rd June at The Global Clinic, Colney Lane, Norwich, between 12.30pm and 4pm, and will be opened by Graham Cole (PC Tony Stamp from ‘The Bill’). There will also be fun events, including a raffle, tombola and various entertainment for all the family. There are also several stands and interactive demonstrations of techniques across orthopaedics, and you can even try your hand at being a surgeon! There will be a barbeque and hot and cold drinks available, as well as a cake stand, with fun activities for children too.

The walk which is held every two years, aims to raise money for Action Arthritis Trust, a local charity which funds research into arthritic conditions affecting people in Norfolk, as well as specialist training for those who provide it. Much of the research is carried out within the Orthopaedic department at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.

Clinical Director and 2013 Walk Chairman, Nish Chirodian, said: “We aim to provide the best care for local patients with arthritis and this fundraising event helps us to carry out research into the latest treatments, as well as helping fund the education of our staff. I’d encourage as many patients as possible to take part so that this great work can continue to be funded.”

For more information about the walk or to register and download a sponsorship form, visit www.now2013.org.uk

Action Arthritis (charity number 803514) was founded in 1989 and aims to:

• Support education and research in Norfolk in diseases of bones and joints.
• Assist with the training of doctors and other healthcare professionals in the treatment of bone and joint diseases
• Further development of artificial joints.

The research focuses on:

• Improving joint replacement technology
• Improving drug treatment to relieve pain
• Increasing the understanding of disease mechanisms
• Understanding more about the outcomes of treatment

Thursday 23rd of May 2013 10:00:30 AM