Virgin Sport Westminster 10k Run 2018

On Sunday 15 July 2018, a team of 70 runners will take to the streets of London for the Westminster 10k Run. 70 runners, celebrating the 2018, 70th anniversary of the NHS, are running in support of a range of departments, services and wards including maternity, NICU, cancer services, care of the elderly and the children’s ward play terrace refurbishment campaign. We are very grateful to them for all their training and fundraising. There is still time to support them by clicking on the links below.
 
This great fun run route takes in some of the capital’s most famous and iconic sights and finishes outside Downing Street! If you are inspired by our team and would like to join us, please contact Graham Brogden, Head of Fundraising on 020 7288 3402 or graham.brogden@nhs.net.
Aisha Carpenter, Speech Therapist, is running to raise funds for young children with communication difficulties and their families in the Early Years clinic service and Social Communication Team. Aisha said: ‘This is my first 10k run and I am looking forward to the challenge! I have been inspired by the opportunity to improve our resources and enhance the service that we are able to provide for children at such a key stage of their development. Please click here to support Aisha.
Alison Kett, Head of Nursing at Whittington Health, is running in aid of the Elderly Medical Ward. Alison said: ‘My colleagues on the Elderly Medical Ward are dedicated and professional staff and deliver great care to our older patients. My husband and I are doing the run together to support them and to help enhance the environment on the ward.’
David Chapman and his wife, Alison Kett, are running in aid of the Elderly Medical Ward. David said: ‘I am constantly inspired by the great care and treatment Alison and her colleagues deliver to patients across Whittington Health. I share Alison’s passion in improving the environment for the elderly patients so jumped at the chance to do the 10K run with her again having taken part in 2017.‘ 
Graham Brogden is running in aid of the Children’s Ward Play Terrace refurbishment. Graham said: ‘Our children's ward doctors, nurses, support staff and play specialists all do an amazing job with limited resources and the play terrace is in need of an overhaul. We aim to provide a new play space for our young patients whilst they are going through challenging times. Play isn't just 'play' - it is very therapeutic when a youngster is distressed and can be a good distraction before, during and after treatments. It just helps their stay in hospital that little bit easier.’
Mala Karunaratne, a Maternity Support Officer in our Maternity Department, is running in aid of Maternity Services at Whittington Health. Mala said: ‘All sorts of colleagues from across the department are coming together to take part in the fun run and raise funds to help enhance the department. I am delighted to join them and do my bit to help improve facilities for all our patients.’
Rachel Yates is running in aid of Islington Social Communication Team. Rachel said: ‘I am proud to work for the NHS and wanted to run this race in celebration of its 70 years. Despite many challenges the NHS is still here, perhaps against the odds, providing an amazing free service to all of us. I wanted to raise some additional funds for the Social Communication Team who do an amazing job supporting families of children with social communication difficulties and Autism. Keep up the good work everyone!’
Workforce Team, a group of 12 Workforce Directorate colleagues of all running abilities, are taking part in the 10K in aid of the Children’s Ward Play Terrace refurbishment. Please click here to support the Workforce Team.
The following are also running in aid of various departments, services and wards across Whittington Health NHS Trust; Aisha Carpenter, Athena Trapalis, Chinea Eziefula, Christina Dougall, David Mclean, Joanne Mulcare, Joe Alvarez, Joyette Wencesiao, Juliet Eriyamu, Lucy Thwaite, Natasha Khan-Jenner, Nick Dyer, Paul Attwal, Rachel Yates, Sumaiya Wadiwala, Thomas Breakspeare, Tony Rice with his sons and Wayne Blowers.
 
Thank you to all our participants and their sponsors.
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