Health staff give big boost to charities

Our big hearted staff who work on one of our mental health units in Rotherham have all trekked 27 miles to raise more than £1100.

Staff who work on the Kingfisher Ward at Swallownest Court raised £1142 by walking the White Peak Walk in Derbyshire in their own time.

The money will now be split between the charitable funds at Weston Park Hospital, Sheffield, and Sheffield Children’s Hospital.

The team, who all work on an inpatient psychiatric unit, decided to take on the challenge after a colleague died of cancer and because many of the staff have children.

The magnificent seven who took part in the walk were Amy Bennett, Zoe Charles, Martin Hobbs, Dave Evans, Angela Keyworth, Mick Seddon and Emma Atherton and they have already signed up to do the walk next year.

Dave said: “It was a really tough walk but was really good.”

Amy added: “We really enjoyed it even though towards the end of the challenge it was a long hard slog, but we’ve raised a fantastic amount for two excellent charities.”

Staff from RDaSH’s Kingfisher Ward are pictured with their cheque for Weston Park and Sheffield Children’s Hospitals.

Staff from RDaSH’s Kingfisher Ward are pictured with their cheque for Weston Park and Sheffield Children’s Hospitals.