Southam colleagues lace up their walking boots for Birmingham Children's Hospital - The Leamington Observer

Southam colleagues lace up their walking boots for Birmingham Children's Hospital

A GROUP of colleagues from Southam will walk the length of Hadrian’s Wall in less than three days to help raise vital funds for Birmingham Children’s Hospital.

The five-man team from Newton LDP will begin the gruelling 86-mile challenge on June 15, starting from Bowness-on-Solway, before finishing at Walls End two days later.

The team has set themselves a £3,000 fundraising target to raise cash for Birmingham Children’s Hospital – a cause close to the heart of Managing Director, Richard Foxon.

Richard said: “My four-year-old daughter Ella suffered a traumatic laceration to her hand last year which required urgent surgery, but we were struggling to get her to be seen.

“Birmingham Children’s Hospital stepped up and were absolutely fantastic with her.

“The care and support she received from the medical professionals was amazing and they could not have been better, so we’ll be doing this for them and hope to help raise as much money as possible to help them care for sick children and their families.”

Joining Richard on the trek are colleagues Piers Beeton, Will Young, George Fox and Sam Jones.

Sam said: “We wanted to do something that would be a real challenge.

“It’s a bit different to the day job, but we’re looking forward to getting our boots on for a good cause.”

Birmingham Children’s Hospital fundraising spokeswoman Dearbhla Craddock said: “We are so grateful to the team at Newton LDP for the supporting our wonderful children’s hospital.

“Charitable donations allow Birmingham Children’s Hospital to be at the forefront of what is possible, ensuring patients and families receive the best care, treatment, experience and environment. With their support, the hospital and charity can continue to transform the lives of some of the UK’s sickest kids.”

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