A team comprising staff and patients representing Horsham Sports Injury Clinic took part in the 2022 Royal Parks Half Marathon on Saturday 9th October. They are, quite rightly, feeling proud of their achievements. Not only did they all complete the 13.1-mile course, but they have also done rather well in their fundraising too, smashing their target! The team’s Justgiving page total currently stands at £2,050 with sponsorship going to Breast Cancer Now.
Cheryl Probin, Clinic Director said “The team really enjoyed it. When we started out on this journey not all of us were experienced runners and some were recovering from earlier injuries. Training has been tough, and we had a set-back when one team member, Maddie, suffered an Achilles injury just three weeks ago. We were determined to do it together and fortunately at the Clinic we have highly skilled people using superb state of the art equipment such as our Shockwave Technology and High Intensity Lasers. There was a lot of help and advice on hand to get everyone, including Maddie, together and running fit for the start line.”
Cheryl went on to say “This is the second fundraising effort that the business has taken forward. It is rewarding to help such wonderful causes and exciting to unite both staff and patients in that resolve. Our supporters have been exceptionally generous in giving sponsorship and I would like to thank all those family, friends, patients and colleagues who have contributed to such a great result. Breast Cancer Now is a UK charity which was formed in 2015 by the merger of Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer and is the UK’s largest breast cancer charity. We are enormously proud to be associated with such a wonderful cause.”
This is just the beginning of a charity/business combo though. Earlier in the year the team staged a gait analysis day raising funds to help support Ukraine. The team are already discussing their next challenge, possibly entering a team in the Brighton Half Marathon early next year for a different charity. They hope that even more of their recovered patients will join the team to keep fit and healthy for the future whilst helping to do good for others in the process.