|A weekend of high fever raises money for the Royal Hospital
supported by local solicitors Russell-Cooke
The Royal Hospital for Neuro-disability has played host to a summers evening of music performed by the Fever Pitch choir, raising over ₤8,000 for the charity.
During the concert on Saturday (1 st July) 300 music lovers enjoyed picnics on the lawn and were entertained by music ranging from the Beatles to Baroque.
Hospital Community and Events Officer Alex Lee, managed the event and thanked everyone who took part. “In only its second year, this event was as successful as any established concert, and that is thanks to everyone who has supported us.“Special thanks are due to volunteer Magdalena Beevor who has worked tirelessly to get everyone here, and to our sponsors Russell-Cooke.”
Fevers were still running high on Sunday when 18 people braved the 32˚ heat to run the British London 10K in aid of the hospital. Over ₤4,000 was raised in sponsorship – more vital funds to help the hospital continue its work.
Ed Sutcliffe who works as Trust Funds Manager for the Hospital, ran the 10k on Sunday raising almost ₤300. He said, “I had to stop running for a short while as it was so hot and you could see people having to pull out because of the heat. I managed to make it to the end though, and in under an hour which was my target time. I also beat my fundraising target of ₤250 thanks to everyone who sponsored me, so all in all it was worth the heat and I’m glad I took part!”
The Royal hospital is a charity and not part of the NHS and relies on ₤2.5 million in voluntary donations each year to continue its important work helping rehabilitate and care for those with a brain injury or neurological disease..
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October 19, 2005