N&N Hospitals Charity chosen as Run Norwich partner to support children’s hospital
The N&N Hospitals Charity has been announced as an official charity partner for this year’s Run Norwich, which will take place on Sunday 19 July.
Run Norwich is an award-winning 10-kilometre road race, organised by the Norwich City FC Community Sports Foundation (CSF) that takes place in the heart of Norwich’s beautiful and historic city centre.
The inaugural event took place in 2015, and since then thousands of runners have taken to the city centre streets for the annual race.
Last year’s event sold out all 7,000 entries in just four days and the charity is delighted to be a partner for this fantastic event in the running calendar.
The Norfolk and Norwich Hospitals Charity is a local charity benefiting everyone who uses our hospitals. The main aim of the charity is to improve patient, visitor and staff welfare at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, Cromer and District Hospital and Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital
The charity will have 30 runners raising money for the Jenny Lind Children’s Hospital, and specifically to refurbish and create more inclusive play spaces on Buxton Ward, which will be suitable for all children and young people.
Currently more than 300 children with learning difficulties are under the care of the Children and Young People’s Learning Disability Liaison Team.
For many patients with learning disabilities and/or autism, the sensory aspect of a ward environment can be incredibly difficult to manage, ranging from the noise, smell and bright lighting.
The charity wants to provide a suitable play space for children and young people with additional needs to interact and relax during what can be an extremely stressful and anxious time. With a dedicated low-stimulating sensory area, these children would be able to recuperate much more effectively.
There is already a waiting list of potential runners hoping to raise money for the charity, but should any places come available, these will be advertised via our website and social media.
You can find out more about the run at https://www.runnorwich.co.uk