Lincolnshire Training Hub takes on Don’t Quit, Get Fit challenge for St Barnabas Hospice

27th May 2021

Every day throughout April, members of the Lincolnshire Training Hub team (including GPs, nurses, management staff, medical students and nursing students) donned their walking shoes to clock up as many miles as they could across Lincolnshire!

Together, they smashed their target distance of 1500 miles. That’s more than double the distance from Land’s End to John O’Groats! They have raised an incredible £750 for the Hospice.

Ruth Pollock, Project Manager at the Training Hub said, “As a primary care team, we are very aware of the health and wellbeing benefits of exercise. Getting outside and exercising is a great way to boost resilience and lose lockdown pounds! We found that having a target distance to aim for really spurs us on, as does undertaking the challenge as part of a team.

“The support provided by St Barnabas has been fantastic every step of the way. As well as written guidelines on how to set up a JustGiving page, fundraising tips and printable exercise logs, we have received regular phone calls to support and encourage us throughout the challenge.

“This is our first fundraising challenge in aid of St Barnabas. We have undertaken this challenge as we are aware that St Barnabas Hospice is currently losing £1,370 in fundraising and shop income every day due to Covid-19. We are hoping to raise as much money as we can to help them continue their vital work with terminally ill patients across Lincolnshire.

“Many of our team are front-line NHS clinicians and the pandemic has brought with it unprecedented challenges. Exercising outdoors is proven to lower blood pressure and stress levels and improve both physical and mental health.”

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