Join Our Hospitals Charity’s virtual coast to coast challenge

Posted on in Community services, Events, Fundraising, The Friarage, The trust

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Get the New Year off to a great start and help your local NHS along the way.

Our Hospitals Charity wants you to sign up to cycle, walk or run a virtual coast to coast – 171 miles – and raise some money to support patients, service users and staff.

The role of Our Hospitals Charity is to enhance services, fund initiatives and improve patient care over and above what the NHS provides. The Charity supports The James Cook University Hospital in Middlesbrough, the Friarage Hospital, Northallerton and community services in in Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Hambleton & Richmondshire.

The virtual coast to coast challenge is open to everyone; all you need to do is get sponsored.

Registration costs £10 and competitors are asked to raise a minimum of £43 – that’s just 25p per mile! You’ll get a t-shirt and when you have raised the minimum fundraising amount and covered all the miles you’ll also receive Our Hospitals Charity’s first ever charity medal.

You can track your progress from the virtual starting point at Ennerdale Bridge in Cumbria to the finishing line at Robin Hood’s Bay on the North Yorkshire coast on an interactive map and app.

Compete with your friends, sign up as an individual or register as a team. However you want to do it, it’s your way all the way.

Tommy Harrington and Janine Evans from Our Hospitals Charity

Tommy Harrington and Janine Evans from Our Hospitals Charity

The challenge starts on Saturday 1 January 2022 – so any miles clocked before then won’t count – but you can sign up and start fundraising today.

You have until 28 April 2022 to complete the 171 mile challenge.

Tommy Harrington from the Our Hospitals Charity team said: “2022 is an exciting year for the charity. We’ve got some big fundraising targets and projects coming up so every penny donated through our virtual coast to coast challenge will, as ever, be most gratefully received and make a life-changing difference to staff and patients across Middlesbrough, Redcar and Cleveland, Hambleton and Richmondshire.”

“We’re always blown away by the support we get from colleagues and the public. This should be a really fun challenge for everyone taking part. And because it’s virtual, anyone can do it. All you need is the entry fee and the app then you’re away!”

Start fundraising today. Go to for more information and to register online.

Scan the QR code and sign up today.

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