Over £15,000 raised at the first ‘the RHN 5k/10k Fun Run’ for The RHN
The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability (RHN) launched its first ever ‘the RHN 5k/10k Fun Run’ on Saturday 10 August, saw participants and spectators enjoying the good weather with music, food and entertainment.
More than £15,000 was raised, which will help fund the Charity’s additional therapies and services which increase the quality of life for adults affected by severe neurological disability. The event saw a wide range of runners taking part, from RHN staff to avid runners, friends and family of patients and even a former patient.
Anna Wall-Budden, Senior Community & Events Executive, said:
“We were thrilled with the response to our first ever Fun Run and the atmosphere was fantastic. We’re over the moon that our £15,000 target has already been achieved and we’re already looking forward to next year, which should be even bigger and even better. A huge thank you goes out to everyone who took part, everyone who came down to support on the day and all of our volunteers who made the event possible!”
Following a fall last October which left him with a severe brain injury, Dulwich resident Simon (27) has been a patient at the RHN. His fiancée Elisabeth (30) saw the RHN Fun Run as a great opportunity to get a team of 14 runners together and fundraise for the Charity. ‘Team Simon’ put in a mammoth fundraising effort and raised over £5,000 in support of the charity.
Simon’s fiancée Elisabeth, said:
“Seeing the wonderful work at the RHN has opened up a whole new world I would have never otherwise have seen. So I, along with some of my friends and family, ran the RHN 10K Fun Run. It is such a worthwhile cause; I would strongly urge others to don a running singlet and get training!”
This event was made possible thanks to support from Robert Holmes & co. estate agents. For more information about other events at the RHN and how you can get involved, visit www.rhncharity.org.uk/events or contact the RHN on 020 8780 4565
August 14, 2013