Put your best foot forward with fundraising campaign to help Leeds hospitals

You can hop, skip, jump, walk, cycle or run a total of ten 5ks to raise funds for hospitals in Leeds.

Friday, 22nd January 2021, 6:00 am

Leeds Hospitals Charity has partnered up with Great Run to create the new Leeds Parks Challenge.

Supporters of the charity can take part over a 12-week period, between the beginning of February and the end of April, and can do it as fast or as slow as they like - wherever they are in the world - and all that is needed is at least one open or green space close to home.

Some suggested 5k routes at ten council owned parks across the city include Meanwood Park, Roundhay Park, Potternewton Park, Woodhouse Moor, Otley Chevin Forest Park, Temple Newsam Park, Middleton Park, Golden Acre Park, Horsforth Hall Park, and Kirkstall Abbey Park.

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Get outdoors in the city's parks to raise funds for Leeds hospitals.

Giles Fretwell, head of events at Leeds Hospitals Charity, said “We are thrilled to be launching this amazing new event, not only to raise vital funds for Leeds Teaching Hospitals, but also to give people the opportunity to challenge themselves and get fit.

"Since the start of the pandemic, we have been able to fund a number of projects and make a real impact in our local hospitals. This has included £1m in funding for staff wellbeing, an employee, patient and volunteer support fund, staff room refurbishments and bedside TV and radio for patients who couldn't have visitors.

"With your support and fundraising efforts, we will be able help make things easier for everyone working at Leeds Teaching Hospitals and make a real difference to patients and their families across Leeds.”

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Leeds Hospitals Charity raises funds for Leeds General Infirmary, Leeds Children’s Hospital, Leeds Cancer Centre, St James’s University Hospital, Chapel Allerton Hospital, Seacroft Hospital, Wharfdale Hospital and Leeds Dental Institute. It supports NHS staff to deliver the best care for over a million patients and their families each year. Working with local communities, schools and businesses across the city and beyond, each year it provides £5m in additional funding for Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust.

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