Nearly £4,000 in donations has been raised following a successful Rainbow Run.Advertisement
The Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity ran the virtual event from 5-25 October and all supporters were encouraged to raise funds by setting their own challenges.
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Participants could choose their own distance, location and form of exercise, be it running, walking or cycling.
The Lancashire Teaching Hospitals Charity ensured all of this was done in a Covid-secure and socially distanced way, whether participants completed the Rainbow Run alone or with people inside of their bubble.
Roya Armstrong, Fundraising Coordinator at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, said: “We wanted to engage with our supporters and the local community to help raise vital funds for Lancashire Teaching Hospitals during these unprecedented times.
“We were thrilled to have more than 70 people take part, and those lovely supporters of ours have so far raised an incredible £3,840!
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“So many members of our local community got involved, and we would like to thank each and every one of them for their support, as well as those who helped by sponsoring someone to take part and of course, our wonderful staff here who set up a JustGiving page and signed up themselves!
“We have been so overwhelmed by the success of the event that we are now planning to make it an annual event – hopefully, one we can do together instead of virtually! The image of a rainbow continues to represent hope in recent months, and it is a symbol that has pushed us to carry on our efforts no matter what. Watch this space!”
All funds raised will go towards making improvements for patients and staff at Lancashire Teaching Hospitals, such as new equipment and facilities which are over and above what the NHS can provide.
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