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Radiotherapy team completes Guild Wheel run for Rosemere

Posted on - 11th November, 2020 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Health, Preston News, Proud Preston
Inside a radiotherapy treatment room at Rosemere Cancer Centre
Inside a radiotherapy treatment room at Rosemere Cancer Centre

Staff from Rosemere Cancer Centre’s Radiotherapy Department raised £638 for charity Rosemere Cancer Foundation by running and walking the Guild Wheel.

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Radiotherapy Physicists Shelley Taylor and Colin Jennings ran its whole 21 miles and a group of individual walkers and runners helped achieve a departmental total of 73 miles or 3.5 full turns of the wheel.

Shelley when she finished her Guild Wheel run
Shelley when she finished her Guild Wheel run

Shelley said: “I found myself running a lot during the first lockdown and one day, came up with the crazy idea of running all the way round the Guild Wheel. When I mentioned it to colleagues, others seemed keen to get involved, and before I knew it, we had formed a Radiotherapy Department team.

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“Our original plan was for us to run, cycle and walk the Wheel together with a celebration afterwards but further coronavirus pandemic restrictions made it impossible.

Shelley presenting the money raised for the Rosmere Centre

“It looked as though we wouldn’t be able to do much so I’m really pleased we achieved the mileage we did and we hope to get together to repeat the challenge as we had intended next year.

“We are very grateful to everyone who sponsored us, as well as to family and friends for their support.”

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