Jog for James’s Team turns out for the VHI Women’s Mini-Marathon, 5 June 17
We had a great turnout for the Jog for James’s team this year, with an estimated 160 fundraising on behalf of the hospital.
Many of the hospital staff took on the challenge too, including teams from AMAU, Gynae Cancer Care, Target Lung Cancer and the Bennett ward. Dr Geraldine O’Reilly, from Medical Physics and Bioengineering Department, clocked in as the fastest of our runners on the day.
It was also fantastic to see so many supporters make the effort to participate in the event, and fundraise for the hospital, in particular many fundraised for cancer appeals, but we also had people fundraising for ICU, brain disease and the National Burns Unit.
Overall, a great afternoon was had back at The Harcourt Hotel, an escape from the rain. We had hoped the rain would hold off but just after 3pm down it came! So a big thanks to all the smiling faces who returned to the hotel even through the bad downpour! It was great to see that the weather hadn’t dampened anyone’s mood. After having something to drink and eat we held our raffle. Thank you all the various companies who donated the raffle prizes.
We are now starting to get the donations into the office. Remember if you were part of the Jog for James’s team, there is still the opportunity to win a prize of 2 nights, for 4 people, courtesy of Flynn Hotels. This prize will go to the person who returns the most money, back into the Foundation offices, by 31 July! We will take the group average for those who pooled their fundraising.
If you have any questions or queries on sending back your sponsor money, please phone Suzanne on 01 428 4766 or email.
Thank you so much to all our Jog for James’s Team and a special thanks to all your friends and families for their support.
Hope to see you all again next year!
Some of our ‘Jog for James’s Team’
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