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Airedale Hospital running club takes part in Silsden Gala bed push
9:16am Friday 27th July 2012 in News
There’ll be a wake-up call for Silsden residents as they wait for the town’s gala procession on Sunday.
They will see people in fancy dress pushing four hospital beds down the street a few minutes before the main parade arrives.
Teams organised by the Airedale Dodgers, Airedale Hospital’s running club, are taking part in a bed push to raise money for Manorlands.
The club has around 120 members from various parts of the hospital.
After the push they will be in the gala field selling raffle tickets and homemade cakes and biscuits to help their cause.
The challenge will involve a Dodgers team, a group of Skipton GPs, management from the hospital, and a team from the hospital's speech and language department.
Chris Healey, a consultant at Airedale NHS Foundation Trust and founder of the Dodgers, said one of the club’s aims was to have fun while raising funds for worthy causes.
The bed pushers will set off from Howden Road, Silsden, at 1pm, with the main procession following two or three minutes later.
The gala will be on Bradley Field - a switch from the originally planned venue of Silsden Park.
Anyone wishing to make a donation towards the Airedale Dodgers fundraising should visit the website uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/AiredaleDodgersGNR2012.