Two more of our colleagues have caught the running bug.

Clinical Educator, Rosie Bevan ran the Manchester 10K to raise money for our CHFT charity and Biomedical Scientist, Kim Tate has completed the London Marathon, raising money for three local charities. Read more on them both below.


Rosie (left) managed to power through her run, despite the heat, even stopping for a hug of encouragement with Fundraising and Engagement Co-ordinator, Emma-Leigh Quinn as they ran past each other (there wasn't time for a photo!).

Rosie said: "I decided to raise money for our charity after learning about all the amazing work they do whilst working alongside Emma-Leigh at a recruitment fair. I discovered more about the the various fundraising events on offer, including the Manchester 10k run.    

"I'm not a runner - but because I love a challenge I decided to sign-up for the run. 

"The atmosphere was electric and I was very nervous but excited as well. The crowds and music kept me going which was especially needed because of the heat. I felt exhausted and also very proud when I crossed the finish line.

"I'm now bringing my running gear into work so I can go for a run afterwards, so I've definitely caught the running bug! And I'm ready to sign up for the next 10k!"

Rosie raised £180 from her run - brilliant!


And Kim (right) decided to run the London Marathon to raise money for three local charities: Rainbow Baby Bank, a charity helping babies and young children access essential resources. Pigs In The Wood, a pig sanctuary for mistreated pigs and Keep Hecky Tidy, a litter picking group in Heckmondwike.  

Kim said: "This year I was part of the 48,000 strong crowd that took on the London Marathon. It was such an incredible day and such an amazing experience. The crowds were incredible and my husband and children cheering me over Tower Bridge is something I will never forget."

Kim raised an amazing £580!