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On your marks! Staff lace up to take on Great Manchester 10K Run for East Cheshire NHS Charity

1 May 2024

10.jpgEast Cheshire NHS Trust staff will be running through the streets of Manchester in May as they take on the AJ Bell Great Manchester Run.

The popular event takes place on Sunday 26th May, with both clinical and corporate staff involved in the 10K race including Director of Nursing and Quality, Kate Daly-Brown and Medical Director, John Hunter, with all monies raised going towards their local NHS charity.

East Cheshire NHS Charity’s mission is to make a visible difference as they raise funds for local NHS services at Macclesfield District General Hospital, Knutsford Community Hospital, Congleton War Memorial Hospital and a range of community services. 

Thousands of people will be taking part in the course which runs through the streets of Manchester. Starting and finishing in the city centre, the course will be packed with live music, charity cheering points, boost zones and incredible support from thousands of local spectators.

Specialist Paediatric Dietitian, Rowena Moores: “It's such a privilege to be part of a great team running for our Trust. I can't wait for the day to feel the atmosphere Manchester is so well known for bringing.”

Lily Preston, Fundraising Manager said, “It’s so lovely to see staff taking part and supporting the charity. Good luck to all of our runners! Anybody can get involved with fundraising for East Cheshire NHS Charity, as an individual, group or workplace, or you could nominate us as your charity of the year partner. Simply get in touch with the fundraising team to find out more."

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Image caption: Rowena Moores, Specialist Paediatric Dietitian, Kate Daly- Brown, Director of Nursing and Quality, John Hunter, Medical Director and Deputy Chief Executive, Rachel Wakefield, Executive Assistant and Charlotte Parker, Executive Assistant

Notes for editors

  • For further information about East Cheshire NHS Trust, contact the Trust press office on 01625 663935. For urgent, out-of-hours enquiries, please call 07748 384745.
  • East Cheshire NHS Trust is the main provider of acute and community health services for people across East Cheshire. The Trust is based at Macclesfield District General Hospital, and also manages Congleton War Memorial Hospital and Knutsford and District Community Hospital.
  • Follow East Cheshire NHS Trust on Twitter for all the latest news: @EastCheshireNHS
  • East Cheshire NHS Charity goes above and beyond standard Government funding to make your local NHS that extra special. From supporting staff health and wellbeing to providing toys to brighten up our young patients’ days to making long stay patients feel more at home – our mission is to make a visible difference. You can make a donation to the charity on JustGiving here