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Join Bronagh in raising funds to support Airedale Hospital
10:00am Sunday 10th March 2013 in News
A charity fundraiser based at Airedale Hospital is limbering up to tackle a series of challenges – and is urging the public to join her.
Bronagh Daly is preparing to run, swim and walk in aid of the Steeton hospital.
And she has secured 60 places for others to take part in the Jane Tomlinson events.
“Our focus at present is on buying new endoscopy equipment, but people can choose any ward or department to benefit from their fundraising,” said Mrs Daly.
“And people don’t have to raise massive amounts of money. All we are asking is that they promise to raise at least £100. Any more than that would be amazing.”
The first event being tackled by the 35-year-old mother-of-two is a family walk, the Peaks Challenge, in the Peak District, on April 28.
Other walks planned include several in the Lake District in September.
Running challenges begin with the Leeds Half Marathon on May 12. There are also 10k runs in Leeds, Hull and York.
Swims include a 500 or 1500-metre challenge at Pugneys Country Park, Wakefield, on June 23.
“I’m urging everyone, whatever their level of fitness, to get involved,” said Mrs Daly. “You can simply choose your event, from a little walk to a half-marathon.
“I’ve done a few charity walks and runs and always have a great day out.
“I only started running a few years ago and I am by no means fast, but I love the challenge as well as raising money for the hospital.”
She added that taking part in the activities was a good way of getting fit.
“It’s helping me to lose weight. I’ve lost two stones already and I’m aiming to shed another eight,” she said.
Details of the events and registration forms can be found at airedale-trust.nhs.
Further information can also be obtained from Mrs Daly on 07875 056577 or (01535) 294546.
The endoscopy fundraising appeal, launched at Christmas, aims to raise more than £60,000 for new equipment including a video processor which helps diagnose patients more quickly and provides a clearer image for the clinician.
Donations can be made by texting ENDO60 followed by £ and the amount to 70070 or by visiting justgiving.com/ AiredaleEndoscopyChristmasAppeal.