The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands)

Hos­pice work­ers lim­ber up for big re­lay

- BY CHRIS MACLEN­NAN Society · Charity

Staff at the High­land Hos­pice are gear­ing up for an epic 24-hour run­ning chal­lenge to raise funds.

The chal­lenge, sched­uled for Fri­day Au­gust 14, will in­volve 24 mem­bers of the hos­pice team each tak­ing their turn to carry the ba­ton for one hour over the course of a full day.

A fundrais­ing tar­get of £1,000 has been set, with more than 60% al­ready raised.

Staff have been keen to play their part in a year where the hos­pice’s fundrais­ing events have had to be can­celled due to the pan­demic.

Charge nurse Cather­ine Ross, who

“Who knew so many of our staff, from all de­part­ments, would be keen to run?”

came up with the idea, said: “I see first-hand the care our pa­tients and their fam­i­lies re­quire and so thought of this chal­lenge that staff could get be­hind – 24 peo­ple are bet­ter than one.

“I was hon­estly amazed by the re­sponse – who knew so many of our staff, from all de­part­ments, would be keen to run for an hour?

“We are all pas­sion­ate about the care the hos­pice de­liv­ers and look­ing for­ward to the chal­lenge.”

Staff will be don­ning their run­ning shoes from 7pm on Au­gust 14 be­fore com­plet­ing the 24-hour chal­lenge.

Do­na­tions can be made by tex­ting TEAMHH to 70085, which will de­liver a do­na­tion of £5 plus the cost of one stan­dard rate mes­sage.

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion and do­na­tions of other amounts can be ac­cessed at: tinyurl. com/24hrrunHH

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