Thursday, February 22, 2024

Local hospitals charity events are back with a bang!

FUNDRAISING events have made a welcome return for Mid and South Essex Hospital’s Charity. The first event to make a comeback – the NHS Go Nuclear – was a real blast.

The obstacle-filled 5km mud run, held at Nuclear Races at Kelvedon Hatch, saw almost 90 people take part. 

All were raising money for wards and departments at Mid and South Essex NHS Foundation Trust, and several thousands of pounds in sponsorship is expected to roll in. 

Lucy Thomas-Clayton, director of charities and voluntary services at Mid and South Essex Hospitals Charity, said: “This is the first physical event we have held since December 2019, so it is genuinely great to be back. We’ve seen some amazing support and fundraising efforts during lockdown, but it is so lovely to see so many new and returning faces in person.”

And that’s just for starters, as people can sign up now for both Walk For Wards and Tackle The Tower, which take place later in the year.

Walk For Wards is a 7km stroll along the Southend seafront from Uncle Tom’s Cabin in Shoebury to Chalkwell shelter, and takes place on Sunday 19 September.

The more adventurous can take a vertical walk, 154 feet down the side of the tower block at Southend Hospital, for Tackle the Tower, which happens on Saturday 9 October.

To find out more about taking part in either event, please email or call 01702 385337. 


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