Latest News | 5 February 2024

Sponsored walk raises thousands for hospitals charity

Derby County Football Club
Clowes Developments
Derby and Burton Hospitals Charity
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A sponsored walk at Derby County’s Pride Park Stadium organised by Clowes Developments has raised thousands of pounds for the Derby and Burton Hospitals Charity.

More than 100 people took part in the challenge, which involved completing 10 laps of the stadium.

The event aimed to raise funds for and recognise the exceptional care provided by the hospital, particularly to Clowes employee Paul Turner.

Paul previously received outstanding care and treatment from the hospital’s lymphoma department.

To express gratitude and thanks, Paul asked his colleagues, family and friends to contribute to the cause and take part.

Kate Henderson, head of marketing at Clowes Developments, said: “Paul asked me to help him coordinate an event to raise money so he could give something back to the services that helped him through his cancer journey.

“It was amazing to see so many people (and dogs) who came out to show their support for this amazing cause.

“To date we have raised just over £5,000 which is incredible.”

The funds from the walk will be directed towards the lymphoma department, specifically for the purchase of essential equipment.

The contribution is expected to significantly enhance the care provided to patients undergoing cancer treatment.

Paul said: “Thank you to everyone who braved the cold and walked with us.

“I am truly grateful for the incredible support from my family, friends, colleagues and everyone at Clowes.

“The Derby and Burton Hospitals Charity is a great cause and I hope that it will positively help others who may be going through a similar journey to what I experienced.”

Jill Matthews, chief officer at the Derby and Burton Hospitals Charity, said: “We are profoundly grateful to Paul and his family, friends and colleagues for their commitment to supporting our charity.

“The funds raised will play a crucial role in acquiring much-needed equipment, making a substantial difference in the lives of patients undergoing treatment for cancer.”

A Just Giving page is still available for anyone who wishes to make a donation, which can be found at .

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