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On 11th June, ACUTEC are challenging themselves. Members of the team are planning on doing a 10km Wolf Run in the ground of the Stanford Hall estate in Leicestershire. The team will be making their way through dense woodland and complicated trails, as well as lakes, streams and man-made obstacles. Why? To raise money for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity.
Birmingham Children’s Hospital is a local charity with the aim of making the experience of going into hospital a little less scary for children. Whether that’s funding crayons and colouring books or machinery that can save their lives. The charity wants to ensure that the families of these children know without a doubt that the care of their child is always the priority. The hospital treats over 250,000 children each year with a range of different illnesses.
The team will be raising money for the Star Appeal which is to help create the first centre for children with rare diseases. The centre will help children with rare or undiagnosed conditions who are having to battle with massive challenges and obstacles as they grow up. The centre will provide co-ordinated care, treatment and support to help these children.
When asked why ACUTEC were fundraising for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity, Lee Thatcher, Business Development Manager at ACUTEC said: ‘They are a cracking local charity who are prepared to go that extra mile for the kids that they look after.’
Lee will be joined in the ACUTEC team by Steven Marks, Simon Gee, Urfaan Azhar, Tymon Munn and Michael John, who only joined ACUTEC this week and is already getting stuck in.
The team are aiming to beat the £500 that they raised last summer for the British Heart Foundation. Any size donation is more than welcome and can be given at ACUTEC’s JustGiving page, which can be found here: https://www.justgiving.com/ACUTEC