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Nikki takes on tower challenge

6th December 2017

Last month Nikki George, a staff member for the Professional Education Centre at SGUL, took on a ¼ mile vertical challenge at The Broadgate Tower and raised a wonderful £397.42 in aid of St George’s Hospital Charity.

The money raised has been put towards our Better Everywhere Appeal, which helps to address the most urgent needs of the hospitals allowing any area to secure things that are ‘over and above’ what is normally provided. This could be new facilities, additional staff training, or extra pieces of medical equipment such as a portable echo machine that enables more patients per day to receive echocardiograms at their bedside.

The challenge was organised by Total Motion Events and offered people the chance to run different distances up the famous London landmark by ascending one, three, or 12 times. Nikki opted for three ascents of the tower which is the same as ¼ mile.

She said: “It was a lot tougher than I expected. I was out of breath halfway up the tower the first time round so I didn’t know how I was going to do it three times! Anyway, I did (just about) and surprisingly didn’t ache much afterwards! I want to thank everyone who has sponsored me. I’m so happy with how much we have raised together.”

Lizzie Wilson, Community and Events Fundraiser, said: “Everyone at the charity would like to say a huge thank you to Nikki for taking on the challenge. Not only has she helped improve the patient experience at St George’s, she also came first out of all the women doing the ¼ mile climb on the day! We’re so grateful for her support. Fundraisers like Nikki make such a difference.”  


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