My name is Tom Brown and I am currently working for the Royal Mail in Nottingham. I am a very keen runner and have been running
for the past 5 years with my close friends and work colleagues Dominic and Roger. We recently ran the length of Hadrian’s Wall for the Billy’s House located on Derby Road, Nottingham, near to the Queen’s Medical Centre. Billy’s House cares for children suffering from cancer and last year we ran from Nottingham to Skegness to raise money for fellow member of staff’s daughter Izzy who suffered with Leukaemia.
I feel that that this next event will not only befor a great cause in supporting the Ossie Newell Foundation Trust to raise money to sponsor PhD Students who will carry out research into stroke rehabilitation for the benefit of patients and families to lead better lives after stroke but will also be close to my heart and personal to me as my grandfather suffered a stroke 24 years ago, which has left him with severe disability.
I look forward to the task in hand with great enthusiasm and hopefully we will make a huge contribution to the Foundation and a significant difference to all people in need of excellent rehabilitation.
Our challenge is to run about 260 miles over 5 days from
the 9th to the 13th October, the equivalent of 2 marathons a day. As we are running as a team we will complete 10 marathons each, a total of 30 Marathons in all, quite an epic challenge. We have set this extremely ambitious challenge to raise much larger amounts of money than we have normally done before because we feel this is such a worthy cause!
One in six people will have a stroke in their lifetime.The impact of stroke in the UK takes a toll not just on the patient, but on family and friends and not insignificantly on the financial resources of an already stretched health service.The Ossie Newell Foundation is dedicated to providing funding to support one PhD student per annum at Nottingham University with the aim of raising the level of research in the area of rehabilitation after stroke.