On the 1st December 2018, two adventurous crew members from HMS Hurworth will be racing the ship back from HMNB Clyde to her home port of Portsmouth, 550 miles away on the south coast.
All in an effort to raise money towards all important equipment for the neonatal intensive care unit at Queen Alexandra Hospital Portsmouth.
To make the challenge a little more interesting, the team will be armed only with a backpack, £30 and, hopefully, an enterprising competitive edge in a bid to be the first team across the line in the Dockyard, and hold the bragging rights over one of her Majesty’s finest warships for years to come.
If £30 and a backpack didn’t sound like enough hard work, the team of two must; Pass through 12 counties using 12 different modes of transport along the way.
This may sound like a tough journey, however it is nothing compared to the difficult start a premature born baby and its family may face in the earliest stages of life. With a small challenge and hopefully a kind donation from yourselves we are hoping to make the lives of all involved that little bit easier.
The Portsmouth Hospitals Charity aims to serve the patients of Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust by providing additional facilities, education and equipment to both patients and staff .The charity supports all of the wards and departments throughout the Trust, so from new borns to neurology, bones to brains, you can choose to support the particular area of the hospital that is close to your heart.
Thank you for all your donations,
All the crew onboard HMS Hurworth.