Runner, Dan Moody, an Information Analyst at Tameside and Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust, has completed a 33 mile ring around Tameside to raise money for the Trust’s Scanner Appeal.
Dan ran from Tameside Hospital, to the Tameside Boundary and then ran a ring around the Tameside Trail boundary route, a total of 33 miles including a very challenging 3,632 feet of ascent and has raised over £750 for the appeal.
The run started in rain but once it had stopped Dan was able to enjoy stunning views around Tameside. Dan also had support of several friends who provided socially distanced refreshments on his route.
Dan said, “‘working in the information team means I get to see the numbers and I know we do thousands of scans in a year. The diagnostic information these scans provide help end the uncertainty patients’ face. We’ve all dealt with uncertainty recently so doing something to help the Scanner Appeal is a worthy thing to do. I’m glad I managed such a beautiful run and got to help such a good cause while doing so.”
In late 2019, the Trust launched an ambitious campaign to raise £1 million pounds for a new scanner - an urgent piece of equipment needed to help to continue to deliver outstanding services for the local community in Tameside and Glossop.
Chief Executive Karen James said, “Despite the disruption to everyday life, I am still really humbled by how we have continued to find ways to raise money for the Trust’s Scanner Appeal. Well done Dan that is an amazing achievement!
“If you’d like to support Dan and the appeal to provide our Trust with a modern CT scanner to help detect, diagnose and treat patients, you can still do so https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ringaroundtameside.”
You can read more about the Trust’s Scanner Appeal on their website: https://www.tamesidehospital.nhs.uk/about-us/scanner-appeal.htm