Doctor to run half marathon for hospital charity

PUBLISHED: 18:00 15 September 2018

Dr Jonathan Rees in Zanzibar.

Dr Jonathan Rees in Zanzibar.

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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 www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jonathan-rees6

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