Staff from a range of departments at healthcare charity Nuffield Health in Bristol are taking part in the city’s 10k run later this month in aid of BUST, the breast cancer unit support trust. The 18-strong team hope to raise much-needed funds for the Bristol-based charity which was founded by patients for patients to support the work of Southmead Hospital Breast Care Centre.
Elaine Fenlon, a nurse at Nuffield Health’s St Mary’s Hospital in Clifton, has coordinated the healthcare team’s participation in the event and helped choose their sponsored charity. She said the charity is close to the hearts of many of the team’s members.
“All of us in the team have either been or know someone who has been affected by breast cancer and we all saw the Bristol 10k as a good way to do our bit for a very worthwhile cause," she said.
“Our Nuffield 10k team are an enthusiastic bunch, ranging from nurses to finance managers and from physios to marketing staff. The encouragement we’ve had from family, colleagues and friends has been fantastic and I’m sure that support will keep us going to the finish line!”
The 2012 Bristol 10k is on Sunday May 20. With more than 11,000 runners signed up to take part, the event is now one of the most popular of its kind in the UK. The route starts and finishes in Bristol’s Harbourside, with runners going along the Avon Gorge and under the Clifton Suspension bridge.