Virgin London Marathon spots up for grabs with Team RJAH

Release Date: 10/03/2021

Virgin London Marathon spots up for grabs with Team RJAH

Runners now have the opportunity to participate in the Virgin London Marathon later this year by joining Team RJAH.
 
The ballot for marathon places has now closed but there is an opportunity to take up a charity place with The Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopaedic Hospital NHS Foundation Trust Charitable Fund.
 
In light of the pandemic the 2020 marathon, dubbed ‘The 40th Race’, took place virtually with 11 runners taking part and collectively raising £15,800 for the benefit of the RJAH Charity.
 
A number of slots have already been filled for 2021 but the Oswestry-based hospital still has more spaces to fill and is inviting runners who would be interested in representing the hospital to get in touch.
 
Mark Brandreth, RJAH Chief Executive, said: “We are delighted that we are able to enter a team of runners in the London Marathon every year, it’s a fantastic event which benefits charities all across the world.
 
“Fundraising has become more challenging than ever as a result of the covid pandemic, so we are very keen to ensure that we fill all our places so we can raise as much as possible to benefit all of our patients.
 
“We are so grateful to all the runners, and our wider fundraisers, who help us to provide the best possible service we can for our patients.”
 
Victoria Sugden, Charity Director said: “The London Marathon is the biggest fundraiser on the calendar and all runners play a massive part in enabling us to provide the best possible support to patients and staff at RJAH.
 
“For those who have taken up running over the last year this is the perfect opportunity to run the marathon whilst raising funds for our hospital - please do get in touch and we will support you all the way to the finish line.”
 
The 2021 Virgin London Marathon is planned to take place on Sunday 3 October. Runners offered a place on Team RJAH must commit to raising a minimum of £1,500 for the Trust. Those funds help us to:

  • support research and develop new treatments
  • provide state of the art equipment and facilities
  • provide extra comfort to our patients
For more information on how to apply for a place in Team RJAH, including downloading an application form, you can email: rjah.fundraising@nhs.net or visit the dedicated web page: www.rjah.nhs.uk/marathon
 



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