Rosie runners off to a good start for Chariots race

The Rosie Hospital is set for a boost to its fundraising efforts– being the beneficiary of this year’s Chariots of Fire race. Addenbrooke’s and the Rosie have confirmed four teams entered already.

The relay race will take place on the 18th September and will involve thousands of fundraisers taking to the streets of Cambridge. 

Judy Ewer, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Governors of Cambridge University Hospitals said: “I am a strong supporter of the Rosie, because like many women unfortunately I developed some complications with three of my four pregnancies. If it was not for the care and attention of dedicated high calibre doctors, nurses and support staff women like me would not be given the chance to experience the rewards of parenthood. The Rosie can offer women this chance, but with the ever growing pressure on its services it needs to expand, and improve facilities for young women and their babies. I am keen to encourage many of my friends and family to enter teams for this year’s Chariots of Fire race.” 

Alison Wilson, Consultant Obstetrician in the Rosie said: “The Rosie has supported the Chariots of Fire race for several years now by entering teams. It’s a great event to support because it’s a well organised fun run and raises lots of money for good causes. One year we entertained the crowd carrying a doll as a baton!” Trudy Harper, Fundraising Manager for Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU): “The PICU Panthers are running to support colleagues at the Rosie because most staff live locally and many have had children in the Rosie. On PICU we also support the Rosie medically and sometimes need to share expertise and take sick children shortly after birth. Many of the staff enjoy the challenge of running so we’re thrilled to support the Rosie in this way.” 

Charles Hewitson, partner and race director of organiser Hewitsons, said “The Rosie Campaign is a fantastic cause as the Rosie provides an invaluable service and we are pleased to be helping the work they do. Every team’s sponsorship money will make a crucial difference to those who depend upon the service. For those who don’t run, it is a fun day out to come along and cheer on the teams.”