The Press and Journal (Inverness, Highlands, and Islands)
Hospice workers limber up for big relay
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