I am so glad you have found your way to our shiny, new N&N Hospitals Charity website and we hope you are enjoying reading about the work we do.
As the charity for Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals our role is to support the very best care for our patients and our staff outside of that which if funded by the NHS.
I will be using this blog to tell you our very latest news and events and direct you to where you can find more information about the equipment, research and projects we support. Guest bloggers from both inside and outside the hospital will also be making a regular appearance on the page sharing their own news.
We are only just half-way through the year but already it is proving to be very exciting with some fantastic challenges having taken place and many more lined up.
Last month we held our very first dog show as part of our summer fete – it was an amazing site to see dogs of all shapes and sizes descend on the main plaza along with a huge variety of stalls – and it proved to be so popular, we are looking into doing it all over again next year. Watch this space for more details!
And earlier this month, our annual charity bike ride was another huge success and you can read all about it here.
Another first for us is our participation in RunNorwich 10k run through the streets of our beautiful city which takes in some of our finest landmarks.
Having taken part in the race for a number of years, I was so pleased we were able to enter our own 20-strong team of runners all raising money for the hospital charity. Along with dozens of other staff members taking part in the race, NNUH is certain to have a huge presence on the day.
The good thing about the 10k is that it is a nice distance and one which is pretty much achievable for even novice runners with a few months’ training. RunNorwich also has such a lovely, supportive atmosphere with crowds along the route willing the runners to the finish line on Millennium Plain.
So I’m really looking forward to joining our team on the starting line and we’ll let you know how it goes next month.
Let me know if you are taking part in a fundraising challenge which we can share.