London Duathlon

10 October 2008

Well done to everyone who took part in the Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity London Duathlon on Sunday September 14 in glorious sunshine at Richmond Park.

Well done to everyone who took part in the Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity London Duathlon on Sunday September 14 in glorious sunshine at Richmond Park.

There were more than 3,500 participants with more than 1,000 of them supporting Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity and the hospital. Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity is the official charity of the London Duathlon. Participants completed either a ‘fun’ or ‘challenge’ distance. Participants from the hospital did the ‘challenge’ distance as a team of up to three members.

Farzana Fidai, Fundraising Director for Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity, said: “Thank you to all those who took part in the Duathlon as part of the Charity team as well as those who attended as supporters and helpers on the day. Chelsea and Westminster Hospital team were brilliant and it was good to see so many of our T-shirts everywhere.”

Heather Lawrence, Trust Chief Executive, said: “Everyone from the hospital who joined in together with their teams, family, friends and supporters had a most enjoyable day. Thanks to everyone from Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity who contributed to making it such a successful event. Everyone is already talking about next year!”

Lisa Fattorini, Sister in the Treatment Centre, said: “It was a brilliant morale boosting event and we had a lovely team from the Treatment Centre taking part. It was good to see so many other hospital staff there and amazing weather and great fun to take part.”

Alex Mancini, Matron on the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, said: “I didn’t think I’d have so much fun and everyone got into the team spirit. My team is already talking about next year’s event and those who didn’t take part this year want to next year.”

Funds raised by the Duathlon will go towards Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity’s projects to improve patient care and help buy a CT scanner for the hospital to speed up diagnosis and treatment.

To find out more about Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity’s 2009 Duathlon, Hospital Arts or to donate, please call ext 020 3315 6600 or email charity@chelwestcharity.org.uk.

For further information about Chelsea and Westminster Health Charity including Hospital Arts visit the charity’s website www.chelwestcharity.org.uk.

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