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The #TeamGeorges Captain Tom 100 Perimeter Road Challenge

13th May 2021

2 weeks ago we celebrated the inspirational fundraising of Sir Captain Tom Moore through holding our very own #TeamGeorges #CaptainTom100 Challenge! We set out with the aim to walk 100 laps of the perimeter road around St George’s Hospital. One lap is 1.3km and takes around 15 minutes to complete. 

In total over 50 staff members, supporters, volunteers and therapy dogs took part across the day, making their way round the hospital one lap at a time. All walking towards the 100 lap goal. By the end of the day not only did we surpass the target and walk 130 laps plus 11 doggy ones, we also raised an amazing £861.25 for our Thank You Appeal!

The funds raised for the Thank You Appeal will help make sure that the most urgent needs of our hospitals are addressed quickly, helping any area to secure items that are ‘over and above’ what is normally provided. For example, the Thank You Appeal has recently helped fund ongoing Cancer Comfort Kits for all patients going through Chemotherapy, Immunotherapy and Radiotherapy. They are handed out to patients on their first visit to hopefully help alleviate some of the initial pressure and worry they may face.

Across the day there were many highlights including St George’s very own Portering Manager Kishor Gurung who completed one of his 5 laps pushing a colleague round the perimeter road on a wheelchair! While SGHC’s very own office volunteer, Trixie Roberts, age 81, took the title of most laps completed by making it round the entire hospital 13 times non-stop. Our hero!

Here at St George’s Hospital Charity we are so grateful to everyone who took part, donated, shared their support and made the day a wonderful occasion! THANK YOU SO MUCH!


If you are interested in joining #TeamGeorges you can find out more about what events we have on offer on our events page or give us an email on giving@stgeorges.nhs.uk.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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