Doctor to run half marathon for hospital charity

PUBLISHED: 18:00 15 September 2018

Dr Jonathan Rees in Zanzibar.

Dr Jonathan Rees in Zanzibar.


A Nailsea GP is taking part in his fifth fundraiser for the Health Improvement Project Zanzibar (HIPZ).

Dr Jonathan Rees, a parter at Tyntesfield Medical Group, has raised almost £20,000 by taking part in bike rides in aid of the cause.

More: Doctor’s six-day cycle for Zanzibar hospital charities.

He has now signed up for the Bristol Half Marathon to raise as much he can for HIPZ.

He said: “Those of you who know me will understand the importance of this charity to me, and the incredible achievements that have been made in Zanzibar as a result of 11 years of HIPZ.”

Jonathan took up running after he broke his shoulder in November last year and was unable to cycle.

He is a trustee of HIPZ, which looks after two hospitals. The hospitals provide healthcare for more than 250,000 people including primary care, surgery, dentistry and maternity and paediatric services.

To sponsor him, visit

Other News Stories

A choir leader performed at BBC Proms In The Park last week.

Read more

Strong winds and heavy rain is expected to hit North Somerset tonight (Thursday).

Read more

A new attraction has popped up at Clevedon Pier this week.

Read more

Nailsea has been filled with colour this summer, thanks to a donation from Barratt Homes.

Read more

Scores of homes could be built in Nailsea and Portishead netting North Somerset Council millions of pounds.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

A new flu vaccine is available and elderly people in North Somerset are being urged to take advantage of it.

Read more
Yesterday, 16:00

The uncertainty of Brexit has prompted a fall in net migration in North Somerset, but the district’s population continues to swell due to people moving from abroad.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:00

A Portishead man will celebrate his 60th birthday spending a night alone on Denny Island to raise money for Black Nore Lighthouse.

Read more
Yesterday, 13:00

Thousands of households will not receive scheduled changes to their waste collection after a senior change at Biffa.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:00

More than 20 bags of rubbish have been collected during a litter pick in Portishead.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Read the North Somerset Times e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Heavy Rain

Heavy Rain

max temp: 19°C

min temp: 10°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
Reader Travel

Clevedon Tide report

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

North Somerset Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Find planning applications