Four patients, and three staff members from across the Peaks Unit at Rampton Hospital in Nottinghamshire took part in a run and row to cover the distance from Nottingham to Stonehenge on Wednesday 5th October 2016.
In recognition of Cerebral Palsy Awareness Day, the team fron the high security hospital, covered a grand total of 300KM in just over 6 hours.
Modern Matron- Martina Griffiths, Peaks TED Manager- Sue Baker and Team Leader- Mel Fogg, and the patients all contributed to the event in which a grand total of £1014.30 was raised.
This Recovery focused event in order to raise money for the charity was initiated by one of the patients who has a 4 year old niece with Cerebral Palsy. She has joined a sports club for children with Cerebral Palsy where she is able to play football with other children with Cerebral Palsy, where she felt included and this has given her something she never had before! It makes her happy and gives her something to look forward to at the weekends.
Here is some of the feedback from the patients who took part;
“I don’t think about negatives as much as I used to! Being in training has released massive amounts of stress and tension”
“I’ve learnt a lot about myself and I feel very proud of myself that I’ve took control of things I do with my life! I’m no longer on any kind of medication. This is the first time I’ve took part in fundraising for a charity and it feels good that I’m helping others as well as helping myself at the same time so we are all benefiting from what is being done”
Diana Brennan, General Manager of the Peaks Unit commented “I am very pleased that the patients came to us with their plan to raise money for Cerebral Palsy Sport and that the event and fundraising has been so successful. I am very proud of their commitment and achievement with such a physically demanding challenge. We hope this will inspire other patients in the Peaks to undertake similar fundraising events.”
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