Guy Walker

Guy's Recovery Run for The Head & Neck Fund Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity

Fundraising for Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity (previously Above & Beyond)
£5,040
raised of £3,000 target
by 73 supporters
Half Marathon, 19 May 2024
We raise money for our hospitals to do great things for patient care

Story

Running the Bristol Half for the first time in September 2022 was a challenge, and good to do as a one off I thought! Shortly after that it became apparent there was an issue in my mouth which turned out to be cancer.

The Head and Neck Team at the BRI took amazing care of me through my whole journey and I wanted to find a way to support them.

Sitting in the hospital waiting room I realised this could be a full circle for myself - a challenging personal recovery target of doing the Bristol Half again, and raising money to support the Head and Neck Team’s incredible work. The only slight catch is that Ceri Hughes my Consultant jokingly said he expects a Personal Best from me!

Since telling friends family and colleagues about my goal, it has amazingly become a group of about 25 of us running.

The aim is to raise over £5,000 as a team to purchase a microvascular training station. The equipment will be a fantastic asset to help train and develop the Head and Neck team undertaking complex surgery that saved me.

About the charity

Bristol & Weston Hospitals Charity (formerly Above & Beyond) is your local NHS charity doing great things to improve the health and happiness of every patient in all 10 of the UHBW hospitals.

Donation summary

Total raised
£5,040.00
+ £953.75 Gift Aid
Online donations
£4,290.00
Offline donations
£750.00

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