Thoracic surgery research nurses fundraise for Heartlands Hospital Charity

Three members of staff from the Thoracic Surgery Research Team took on the Sutton Fun Run on 2 June 2019 to support Heartlands Hospital Charity!

The Thoracic research department at Heartlands Hospital is devoted to improving outcomes for its patients facing surgery, improving diagnosis and reducing post-surgery complications.

Amy Kerr, Charlotte Ferris and Hollie Bancroft ran the 8.5 mile Fun Run route to raise money to fund research at the hospital for thoracic patients.The group of friends wanted to fundraise towards facilitating new research projects, and enabling patients to attend events to help further the department’s research as well as understanding into diseases that affect so many patients.

Charlotte Ferris along with her friends decided to set themselves the target of getting fit whilst raising money for patients. Charlotte said: “Improving care for patients with lung cancer and other respiratory illnesses is our number one priority.” Charlotte continued to say that they were also running “In memory of all patients who are sadly no longer with us, but who made a huge contribution to the work that we do. They’re memory lives on.”

In total the team have raised over £1,300 for their department and finished the Fun Run in the excellent time of one hour 35 minutes.

Sian Averill, Fundraising Manager for Heartlands Hospital Charity said: “On behalf of the charity I would like to say a huge thank you to you all for raising such a huge amount towards Thoracic surgery research."

If you were inspired by Amy, Charlotte and Hollie to take on your own challenge to fundraise for your local hospital charity, please visit today to view the many events that we have going on throughout the year!

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