7 November 2017

Emergency Department team Park Run event to support colleagues with cancer

The Emergency Department team at Eastbourne DGH and their friends are taking over the Eastbourne Park Run at Shinewater Park on Saturday 11th November at 9.00am, to raise money for St Wilfred’s Hospice and Macmillan.

Sister Becci Holdaway (centre) with Emergency Department colleagues

Sister Becci Holdaway (centre) with Emergency Department colleagues

The Park Run is a weekly event that takes place in Shinewater Park around the lake every Saturday. Becci Holdaway, Sister in the Emergency Department said: “Working in A&E isn’t like any normal job, it’s like working with your family and sadly three of our A&E family have recently been diagnosed with cancer. As nurses we are used to fixing things, making things better – but this is something we can’t do!

“So as a team, the whole of the A&E Department will proudly stand as one on the start line of Park Run on Saturday. Together we will show our colleagues that despite not being able to fix them and make them better, we are with them and will support them through their battles.

“We want to encourage lots of people to come along and run with us to raise money for this worthy cause. Please support us, run with us, walk with us or just come down and cheer us along the course.”

To donate money go to  www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/becci-holdaway?utm_id=1&utm_term=Md3dgkXZz