Manchester Half Marathon FREE places available!

We are delighted to be able to offer a very limited number of FREE Manchester Half Marathon places to people interested in raising funds for UHNM Charity.

The half marathon takes place on Sunday 15th October - find out more about the race here

To be considered for a UHNM Charity place you will need to commit to raising at least £180 in sponsorship and pay a refundable £30 deposit to secure the place. To find out more and to ask for a registration form please email us at charity@uhnm.nhs.uk Places will go fast so don't delay, contact us today!

Sign up for Stafford 10K with UHNM Charity!

The Stafford 10k launched in 2016 and has quickly established itself as one of the ‘must do’ road runs in the area. We are delighted that UHNM Charity has been chosen as the charity partner for this year’s event! This year's event is held on Sunday 24th September in Stafford town centre.

We have a limited number of FREE places available for those who wish to raise funds for the charity, so don't delay, contact us today!

To secure a place we are asking for a £20 refundable deposit and you will be required to raise a minimum of £100 for the charity. 

To find out more please email charity@uhnm.nhs.uk or to register please click here If you are a member of UHNM Staff please contact the charity office to discuss your place

Cardio Team Spin Their Way to Success!

A team of nurses and doctors from the cardiothoracic critical care unit have raised an amazing £5409.68 by holding a 24 hour spinathon at the Royal Stoke University Hospital. The team wanted to raise money to buy comforts for patients who are treated on the unit, sometimes for many weeks, following major heart surgery.

The challenge almost didn’t go ahead after a member of their team, Sandra Timmis, sadly passed away, but after talking it through, and with her husband’s blessing, they decided to continue and do the spinathon in Sandra’s memory.

So with lots of support from staff who came throughout the whole event to cheer them on, two school choirs to entertain them, a few sport’s massages and the odd tear during the wee small hours, they got through it virtually unscathed!

As they stepped off the bikes whispers of ‘never again’ could be heard as they hobbled to their beds, but within a couple of days they were already planning their next 24 hour challenge – watch this space…

Huge congratulations to the whole team, what a brilliant achievement!

Skydive for UHNM Charity

Imagine standing at the edge of an open doorway in an aircraft flying at 10,000 ft - the noise of the engines and the wind ringing in your ears with only the outline of distant fields below. Now imagine leaning forward out of that doorway and letting go - falling forward into the clouds, diving down through the air as you start freefalling at over 120mph!

Then imagine the peace and quiet as the canopy opens, the steering toggles come down either side of you and you begin a tranquil parachute descent from a mile up in the air, steering yourself back down to the centre of the drop zone below.

Imagine being able to do this for FREE whilst harnessed to a professional freefall parachute instructor and at the same time being able to help UHNM Charity! Stop imagining, it’s real and it’s happening all the time and you can be part of it...

All you have to do is raise £395 (or more!) for UHNM Charity by asking your friends and colleagues to sponsor you, using our specially designed sponsorship forms. Please do not be put off by this amount - if you ask everybody you know to sponsor you, you will find you can quite easily raise the minimum £395 sponsorship and remember, every penny you raise over the minimum will be further contributing to UHNM Charity and giving you the chance to make an exhilarating freefall parachute jump for FREE!

If you would like to find out more please contact the fundraising team today by calling 01782 676444 or email charity@uhnm.nhs.uk

Young Max raises funds for unit which cared for him

Young Max Crompton wanted to thank the unit which treated him for cancer so, with a little help from his mum and 'Max's Superheros' they organised and held a fabulous charity ball which raised an amazing £15,000!

Last week Max, along with litte brother Harvey and mum Sam came in to hand over the cheque to Paediatric Consultant Sarah Thompson and the Children's Oncology Unit team.  

The family were really pleased to hear that the donation means that the team will now be able to purchase an interactive light floor which will make a huge difference to the experience of children who come into the unit.

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