Bristol Olympic runner puts hospital fundraisers through their paces

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Fundraisers at Southmead and Frenchay hospitals are getting specialist training for the Bristol 10k thanks to the support of one of the city's best known runners.

Nick Rose, who competed twice at the Olympics, is taking time out of his schedule to coach some of the hospitals' charity runners.

Over a hundred entrants from Southmead and Frenchay are expected to run for charity funds at the hospitals in the 10k on the 9th of May.

Many will run for the hospital's Precious Drops Campaign, in support of special care babies, and a large team will also run for the 'Heartful Dodgers appeal' which will raise money to support Bristol's Cardiac Rehab team.

Nick, who runs 'Up and Running' in Westbury Park said, "It's wonderful to see so many people taking up this running challenge for the appeals at Southmead and Frenchay. It's really important that they take their training seriously and I am delighted to be able to support and help them get ready for race day."

Trevor Reid, Head of Fundraising at Southmead and Frenchay said, "We've been overwhelmed with support for our appeals. I would like to thank Nick for his fantastic support and also thank all of our runners who will make a real difference to the lives of our patients, their families and carers."

There is still time to grab a place in the Bristol 10k and run for your favourite appeal at Southmead and Frenchay. To find out more call 0117 323 6462.