Westfield Health team raises more than £1,000 in Donor Run.
A team from Westfield Health have raised more than £1,000 after taking part in a fun run at the British Transplant Games in Newcastle-Gateshead.
Eleven of our employees entered the Donor Run earlier this month and raised £1,162 for national charity Transplant Sport, which promotes active recovery in organ transplant recipients.
Kimberley Mace, Jessica Mace, Chelsea Stringer, Jemma Bostock, Alice Shaw, Althia Spencer, Hannah Garmonsway, Laura Whitaker, Bethany Bode, Matt Edwards and Chris Parkin tackled the 5km course around the Quayside and along the River Tyne.
Team member Kim Mace said “We know just how important it is to encourage more people to register as organ donors, with three people dying each day while waiting for a transplant.
“We’ve supported the Transplant Games for many years, and this year we wanted to do a bit extra, especially as it’s the first year in 20 that the number of people signing the donor register has fallen.
“As one of our team members’ close friends is on the waiting list, we thought this would be a great opportunity to pull people together from around the business to raise funds and awareness.”
Our Chairman Graham Moore commented: “The British Transplant Games are close to the heart of everyone at Westfield Health and we’re so proud of our staff for going the extra mile to travel all the way to Newcastle to enter this event, and to have raised such a fantastic amount of money for Transplant Sport.”
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