A personal best for Fisher House!
Chipo Manika ran the Black Country Half Marathon in July to raise money for Fisher House. She initially set a target to raise £250, she quickly surpassed this and in the end raised a whopping £500!
Chipo was a combat medic from 2006- 2014, so knows first-hand how important the support Fisher House provides to our wounded and ill military personnel and their families. She now works at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham as part of the Royal Centre for Defence Medicine on Ward 412, working with Trauma and Orthopaedics patients.
When asked why she chose to fundraise for Fisher House, Chipo said, “My patients have been cared for at Fisher House so I wanted to give back. I’ve always loved running and regularly took part in my local 5K Park Runs but I wanted to push myself. Running is so good for my mental health and it’s a lovely excuse to be outside and get some fresh air. I was encouraged by my family and friends to take on the half marathon and they’ve all been so supportive and generous with their donations as well as writing special messages on my Justgiving page. I am proud to say I completed the race in 1 hour 59 minutes, my personal best!”
UHB Charity is so grateful to Chipo and all her amazing supporters for raising such an incredible amount of money. Thank you for everything you have done to support military patients and their families receive the support they deserve when the unimaginable happens.
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