Queens Dragoon Guards Walk for Roxburgh

Members of the 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards are facing a challenging walk with staff members of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn in support of The Trusts’ Roxburgh Children Centre.

The 40 mile walk taking place on 19 March, will start at Robertson Barracks, in Swanton Morley at around 4.00am.  The team will follow the Nar Valley way all the way along to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital which they plan to reach about 5.40pm.   Along with military personnel, staff from the hospitals pediatric team will be joining in carrying a stretcher full of Easter eggs, which will be delivered to The Trust – by the Easter Bunny.

Roxburgh Children Centre was founded by the father of a former Queen’s Dragoon Guards officer in 2008, and all of the money raised will be used to help buy new diagnostic equipment, and redecorate the centre, creating an even more relaxing environment for the children.

Teresa Coe Lead Nurse/Matron for Pediatrics at The Queen Elizabeth Hospital said: “My colleagues and I feel a bit daunted about joining the walk – especially with the Queens Dragoon Guards.  We can all see that the donations will make a huge difference to the patient experience the children have when they visit us.  We are looking forward to hearing people cheer us on and donating along the way, and of course getting to meet the Easter Bunny!”

Sergeant Stephen Owen, nurse attached to The Queens Dragon Guards went on to say: “This is a cause that is close to our hearts.  The 40 miles will be tough for us.  However, we know the faces of the children when they meet the Easter Bunny, and then the changes that can be made to Roxburgh Children’s Centre as a result of our walk, will make it all worthwhile.  We would welcome any donations from people, large or small – every penny counts and will make a big difference.”

To donate for the event, or to find out information more please visit https://www.justgiving.com/TheR2RMarch/

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