Doc­tor’s surgery launched with staff 10k chal­lenge

Macclesfield Express - - THE LAUGHING BADGER - RHI­AN­NON MC­DOWALL

ATEAM of new col­leagues pre­pared for the launch of their new busi­ness by tak­ing on a 10k run to­gether.

The staff from Pinches Med­i­cal Cen­tre, a pri­vate GP surgery set to open at Charles Roe House on Fri­day, took on the chal­lenge to com­plete the Alder­ley Edge By­pass 10k in aid of East Cheshire Hospice.

Staff mem­ber Deb­bie Lo­mas said it was a great op­por­tu­nity to raise money for a Mac­cles­field char­ity and high­light what the new prac­tice is all about.

She said: “It was a great day, won­der­ful sup­port from the crowd and fel­low run­ners and very well or­gan­ised by Run North­west.

“We en­tered as we want to pro­mote health and well­be­ing as we are keen to show how a holis­tic ap­proach to health can work won­ders.”

She added: “We think it’s im­por­tant to do just as much work around keep­ing fit rather than peo­ple just com­ing to see us when they have a lump or a bump they need deal­ing with.”

Pinches Med­i­cal Cen­tre, which opens on Churchill Way on July 14, will com­bine a pri­vate GP surgery, run by Dr Stephanie Pinches, an events cen­tre and an arts cafe, with Stephanie’s hus­band Ian as the di­rec­tor.

Deb­bie added that the multi-pur­pose events cen­tre – to be named the Cop­per Room – will be used to pro­mote health and well­be­ing, with yoga work­shops, mind­full­ness work­shops and events with di­eti­cians.

The arts cafe will show­case work by lo­cal artists.

The team of run­ners was made up of Ian, Stephanie and of­fice staff Suzanne Shaw, Deb­bie Lo­mas, Philippa Creighton and Jo We­selby, who took on the 10k chal­lenge for the first time.

Deb­bie added: “So far we’ve raised £110 but would be very grate­ful for any more dona­tions as it’s all go­ing to East Cheshire Hospice and Ian and Steph have very kindly said they would dou­ble any money raised – a great op­por­tu­nity to raise funds for a wor­thy, lo­cal cause.”

Pinches Med­i­cal Cen­tre will of­fi­cially open at 11am and there are cur­rently of­fers for the first 100 cus­tomers through the door.

There will also be in­for­ma­tion on cor­po­rate mem­ber­ships and early mem­ber­ship of­fers.

To add to the hospice 10k run to­tal, go to https:// www.just­giv­ing.com/fundrais­ing/pinch­esmed­i­cal.

Visit pinch­esmed­i­cal. co.uk.

Pinches Med­i­cal Cen­tre staff with their medals af­ter com­plet­ing the Alder­ley Edge By­pass 10k

Ian Pinches out­side Charles Roe House

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