HOSPITAL staff will be taking on a marathon relay race next month to raise money for patients.
With just over a week to go until the run, members of the Cardiology Department have almost reached their £1,000 fundraising foal for the Jersey Heart Support Group.
Angela Hall, a nurse consultant in the department, explained that the two running teams were made up of eight doctors, nurses and physiologists – along with her 15-year-old son Ryan.
The teams will be running the Jersey Marathon Relay Race on Sunday 1 October.
In this race, the 26-mile marathon distance is split between five runners.
Dr Hall said the Jersey Heart Support Group was ‘our local committee that supports patients with cardiac disease in Jersey’. She explained: ‘They offer lots of different things, they help support patients primarily and they offer financial support. ‘They’re a contact for people and they’re also a support for staff within Cardiology.’
Runners with less experience will take on the easier segments, without hills, while the ‘really fit’ keen runners have been designated the more difficult relay sections – with one other runner single-handedly tackling two segments.
To support the fundraiser go to: justgiving.com/page/cardiacteamjersey.