Members of the 1st The Queen’s Dragoon Guards took part in a challenging walk with staff members of The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, King’s Lynn in support of The Trusts’ Roxburgh Children Centre and have so far raised over £3,250.
The 40 mile walk started at Robertson Barracks, in Swanton Morley at 4.00am. The team followed the Nar Valley way all the way along to The Queen Elizabeth Hospital, where they arrived at 5.20pm. Along with the military personnel, staff from the hospital’s pediatric team and senior management carried a stretcher full of Easter eggs, which were 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: “The walk certainly was a challenge but we’re all immensely proud we completed it, with the support of everyone else who took part. It really was an experience, and made very worthwhile when we saw the Easter Bunny give out the eggs! I want to thank The Queens Dragon Guards for the patience and support they showed on the day, along with everyone that has donated so far – what an incredible amount has been raised.”
Sergeant Stephen Owen, nurse attached to The Queens Dragoon Guards went on to say: “Many of us found the challenge quite tough – we don’t normally walk 40 miles carrying a stretcher of Easter Eggs! To hear how much money we’ve raised is fantastic and the donations continue to come in which is brilliant. Thank you to everyone that cheered us on along the way and the fantastic reception we had when we arrived. We know the money is going to be put to very good use.”
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