Radiographers to take on 10-mile mud-run for children's charity
PUBLISHED: 18:00 10 November 2018
Radiographers are teaming up to take on a notorious 10-mile charity mud-run to raise funds for a local children's charity.
Emily Duguid, aged 40, from Backwell, along with colleagues Amy Richardson, aged 29, 34-year-old Ellie Cradock, Sophie Owen, aged 27, Sarah Hebert, aged 35 and 31-year-old Lauren Beckett are preparing to tackle the gruelling Sodbury Slog.
The race, which is being held on Remembrance Sunday at Chipping Sodbury’s leisure centre, covers 10 miles of off-road running through muddy obstacles and water-filled ditches, attracts more than 1,000 participants each year.
The team, which treats children with cancer at the radiotherapy department of the Bristol Haematology and Oncology Centre, is raising cash for Bristol-based children’s charity Jessie May, which provide at-home hospice care to terminally-ill children.
Ms Duguid said: “The 10-mile multi-terrain course is sure to provide us with a challenge, however we are determined to succeed to raise funds for this important cause.
“I lost my mother to cancer in 2014 and she chose to die at home so I understand how important this choice can be for families and why it is vital that the correct support is in place.
“I can’t begin to imagine how awful it is when the person at the end of their life, and who needs palliative care, is your own child.
“Jessie May allows children with life-limiting illnesses to be properly cared for in their own homes and provides their families with valuable support.”
The team has so far raised £325 for the charity.
Helen Mackie, community fundraising officer at Jessie May, said: “We are continuously astounded at our supporters’ efforts to fundraise for our charity, and this incredible team have chosen a particularly hardcore challenge for us. They’re certainly getting messy for Jessie.”
“It is extremely moving to have support from a group whose work is so close to our own.
“Our caseload is growing and we rely heavily on support from fundraisers to help us help local families, who need our nurses’ vital respite support, emotional support, end of life care and bereavement support.”
To donate, visit www.virgin moneygiving.com/Team/TeamRadiotherapy