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Mid Yorkshire Hospital runners raise vital cash for Charity

Last weekend 18 staff and supporters of The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, ran 13.1 miles in the Great North Run and raised more than £7,000 for the MY Hospitals Charity.

The MY Hospitals Charity operates to directly support the care and needs of Mid Yorkshire patients and their families across Wakefield, Pontefract and Dewsbury.

The £7k funding raised by the dedicated runners will contribute to enhance experience on the wards for patients, by helping to provide cutting-edge specialist equipment and support specialist training and research by the Trust’s teams.

Kirsty Jowett, Fundraising Manager at the MY Hospitals Charity, said: “This year’s Great North Run event was a huge milestone for the MY Hospitals Charity in appreciating how far it has progressed since January 2018 when we re-launched.

“It was an incredibly emotive and inspiring event we were so proud to share with our 18 runners this year. They each gave it their all and completed the run with beaming smiles at the finish line. We want to thank everyone that supported our runners, be it in sponsorship form or moral support, and of course our incredible runners who should feel immensely proud of their achievements.”

The Chairman of The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, Keith Ramsay, said: “Well done to all 18 of our runners for not only completing the Great North Run, but raising such a fantastic amount for the charity. Their fundraising efforts will make a huge difference to our patients and their families across our hospital sites.”

For further information about MY Hospitals Charity please contact the fundraising team on 01924 546017 or email myhospitalscharity@midyorks.nhs.uk