A group of East Cheshire NHS Trust colleagues are taking on a half marathon this month to raise funds for the trust’s charity, ECHO.
Macclesfield Hospital colleagues ready to rock n’ roll for local health services
20 May 2016

A group of East Cheshire NHS Trust colleagues are taking on a half marathon this month to raise funds for the trust’s charity, ECHO.

Staff members including Dr Marta Babores, Dr Sriram Iyer, Dr Joanna Gallagher and Dr Micayla Telfer are running the Rock n’ Roll Liverpool Half Marathon on Sunday, May 29th.

They will be joined on the run which features live bands along the course by executive PA Karen Evans, PGME manager Wendy Barker and media and communications manager Chris Gorman. Meanwhile, super-fit nurse Rachel Falconer will be running the full marathon on the same day. 

Dr Iyer and other members of the group are planning to raise funds for several new items of respiratory equipment for Macclesfield Hospital’s Ward 4 to improve patients’ experiences of the ward’s lung services.

Fiona Doorey, ECHO’s fundraising manager, said: “It’s great that our dedicated doctors, consultants, nurses and non-clinical colleagues are supporting our patients outside of working hours by raising funds for new equipment.

“While some members of the group are keen runners, others have never done a half marathon before so it will be even more of an achievement for them to make it over the 13.1 mile mark. I wish them all the best of luck and would welcome any donations to support local healthcare services here in Macclesfield.”  

You can sponsor the group via their JustGiving page here