The Amber Doors team were out in full force on Sunday 31 May 2015 as they took part in the Great Midlands Fun Run. The 8.5 mile route took the team from Sutton Coldfield’s town centre, through the beautiful Sutton Park (including the notorious Cardiac Hill!) before leading them downhill towards the finish line in the town centre.
This year the Amber Doors team were running to raise money for the nearby John Taylor Hospice, which has been providing care for patients in the Birmingham area for over 100 years. The hospice is a not for profit enterprise, and has returned to its principles of mutuality whilst retaining the NHS values of high quality care. It relies upon generous donations from the public to help to keep the John Taylor Hospice team providing the vital service required by so many people within the city.
The hospice doesn’t just provide palliative care for patients, it also offers occupational therapy, social work services, physiotherapy and dietary advice. The patient’s immediate family are also fully supported by the team, and respite care can also be provided for those affected by serious illness.
The Great Midlands Fun Run has been taking place for the last 13 years; with 7,000 men, women, children and dogs bravely taking part each year to raise money for charity. The run has been created to be a fun event which is open to people of all ages and disabilities, ranging from elite running club member entrants through to people dressing up in wild and wacky outfits. This year even saw a team of 20 firefighters pulling a 15-tonne fire engine around the course!
The course may have been pretty tough at times and the Amber Doors team certainly felt a little sore the day after the race, but it was all worth it to help to raise money for such a valuable cause. The final amount the team have managed to raise for the hospice is still to be confirmed, but they are grateful to all those who kindly donated to such a worthy cause.
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