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Laura's 10K run for St George's

7th February 2018

She could well be our furthest away supporter but that hasn’t deterred Laura Cranfield from lacing up her running shoes to train for a 10K at the Edinburgh Marathon Festival this May.

Laura, who works as a service advisor for a Mitsubishi dealership in Dundee, was inspired to support St George’s Hospital after her friend Elena was treated here for potentially life- threatening blood clots. Readers might recognise Elena’s name and story from one of our previous news posts in January.  

The Scot’s donations will support the Cheselden Ward where Elena stayed during treatment and will help to fund new facilities and pieces of medical equipment that are ‘above and beyond’ what the NHS provides.

Laura said: “I’ve never done anything like this before or even had an interest in running, but after Elena fell ill and St George’s Hospital looked after her I wanted to give something back whilst doing something which was out of my comfort zone. Especially as with their help she has now gone on to land her dream job as an air hostess with British Airways.”

Lizzie Wilson, Community and Events Fundraiser, said: “We’d like to say a huge thank you to Laura for showing the country that distance from the hospital doesn't matter when the cause is close to home. We’re so grateful she’s chosen to take on a personal challenge and fundraise for us. Cheselden is one of the lesser well known wards at St George’s and the staff there were delighted to hear about her support.”

You can read more of Laura’s story on the Mitsubishi Matters website.

If you’d like to sponsor her 10K you can do so over on JustGiving.

 

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