Nurses 'get up n go' and raise much-needed cash for the Rainbow Trust at the same time!

Reporter: Simon Smedley
Date published: 03 August 2020

A group of warm-hearted fitness fanatics from the Oldham Children's Community Nursing Team based at the Integrated Care Centre on New Radcliffe Street have raised more than £2,000 for the Rainbow Trust Charity.

As a 35-strong team, the nurses walked, ran and cycled a total of 3,683km throughout the month of July. 

That's greater than the distance from Lands End to John O'Groats - and back again!

Promoting health and well-being through exercise, each staff member has their own personal target to achieve and it has really lifted spirits as a team during a tough time.

Jade Stott, a Sister on the Community Team, said: "We have had a great response already and have smashed our original target donation of £500.

"We beat that after just two days of setting the JustGiving page up.

"So far we have raised around £2,400."

You can still donate to the JustGiving by clicking here

Meanwhile, you can also see more information and pictures by checking out the dedicated Oldham Children's Community Nursing Team page on Facebook.

Rainbow Trust supports families who have a child aged 0-18 years with a life threatening or terminal illness and need the bespoke support we offer.

Today there are an estimated 49,000 children and young people in the UK living with a life limiting or life threatening condition who may require palliative care.

Many of these children and their families are able to cope or are not in a ‘crisis situation’.

However, thousands of families have to face the very real possibility that their child may die and struggle to cope on a day to day basis.

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