Nursing students fundraise for Brighter Futures

Posted: April 13, 2016

Fun run in aid of Radiotherapy Appeal

Nursing students from Oxford Brookes University have organised a fun run at Lydiard Park in Swindon with proceeds going to the Radiotherapy Apeal. 

The 5km run, taking place on Saturday 23 April, has been organised as part of the University's celebrations to mark 125 years of nurse education.

The nursing students taking part are based in Swindon at the Ferndale Campus and study Adult Nursing, Operating Department Practice (OPD) and a range of Continuing Professional Development (CPD) courses.

Lorraine Whatley, Lecture in Adult Nursing at Swindon said: "The students came up with the idea of a fun run led by students, which both students and staff could get involved in along with anyone in other health disciplines. They wanted to make it a fundraising event and decided to raise money for the local hospital.

"Many of our students carry out work placements at Great Western Hospital and also go on to secure employment there, so it is a great opportunity to give something back."

The run has been organised in partnership with Swindon parkrun, a free weekly run organised by volunteers.

The free run will take place at 9am starting from outside the Forest Café and Visitor Centre at Lydiard Park.

All participants are encouraged to make a donation to Brighter Futures online via the JustGiving pagewww.justgiving.com/teams/125-Brookes-Run

More information about the run, and how you can take part, is available at nursing.brookes.ac.uk/125-years/events

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