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April 25, 2024

NHS staff to run for Our Bolton NHS Charity in first-ever Bolton Community Run 10k

  • Nurses and healthcare workers to take on inaugural Bolton Community Run 10k
  • Money raised by the NHS runners will go to Our Bolton NHS Charity
  • Thousands of runners will start and finish at Toughsheet Community Stadium on Sunday 28 April

Nurses and healthcare workers from Bolton NHS Foundation Trust are to run the first-ever Bolton Community Run 10k to raise thousands of pounds for patients, service-users and their families.

Money raised by the runners will go to Our Bolton NHS Charity, the trust’s official charity.

The inaugural event, organised by Bolton Wanderers in the Community, will see runners starting and finishing at the Toughsheet Community Stadium on the Sunday 28 April 2024, taking part in the run for fun, personal challenge or to raise funds for local charities.

Richard Middleshaw, Enhanced Practice Radiographer at Bolton NHS Foundation Trust, said:

It’s my first ever actual running event, so I am honestly quite nervous. It is motivating to be able to raise money for Our Bolton NHS Charity; it’s a great cause and can always use support.

Also preparing to take on the course is Susan Bannister, Principal Service Lead for the Neurology Long Term Conditions Service:

The 10k run is an opportunity for me to get involved in an event that brings the local community together in Bolton.

“Supporting Our Bolton NHS Charity is an extra motivator for me. As someone who is Bolton born and bred, it’s great to be able to give back to the wonderful staff and services that have cared for me and members of my family over the years.

“I’m not a runner, but completing the run alongside colleagues and the support of family, friends and colleagues will hopefully push me through.

Organisers hope the run will provide an opportunity for increased community engagement and encourage communities to get more active and support local charities across the town.

Sarah Skinner, Charity Manager at Our Bolton NHS Charity, said:

Many people support Our Bolton NHS Charity because of the compassion and kindness show to them or their family by NHS staff.

“Whether at the point of a devastating diagnosis, during a hospital stay or throughout treatment and rehabilitation, we consistently hear that NHS staff become like family and provide vital support that get people through difficult times.

“It’s very humbling to work with colleagues who want to do even more for the patients and families they care for, outside of their day job.

“Good luck to everyone taking part in the Bolton Community Run 10k on Sunday and a special thank you to our runners and to Bolton Wanderers in the Community for organising this incredible event.

To find out how you can support Our Bolton NHS Charity, please visit the trust’s website.

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