Wards of the Realm
10 runners ran 5.0km to help their local community.
- Wednesday, 27th of November 2019
- Led by Laura Williams
The drizzle didn't dampen our spirits
A decent sized group of runners gathered in the WF foyer this lunchtime to head to the Royal London for a fabulous variety of tasks.
And it was a resilient bunch too – no sooner had we headed out the revolving doors, than the heavens opened, and we were left weaving in and out of congested City streets with the rain coming down.
With the team patiently sticking to the ‘green man’ pedestrian crossing rule, our route was run at a decent pace but with some frustrating moments.
FOUR teams at the hospital!
But then we arrived, and were greeted so warmly, so enthusiastically by Nancy, Marufa, Richard and Bernadette to be dispatched to not one but four corners of the hospital!
One team headed to wrap staff presents; another to A&E distribute leaflets & Metro newspapers, while a further two teams headed to the wards to chat to patients. Amazing Wednesday lunchtime work!
We received a great reception by patients and staff alike, with ward nurses gratefully receiving literature on Delirium and the new volunteer drive, and floors being shuttled up by runners, to cover as much ground as possible, in record time.
And then it was 1.30 and we were congregating for our goodbye pics and a thank from Nancy, who runs the volunteer team heading up an outfit of hundreds and hundreds of people.
What an awesome efforts from everyone involved.
It felt like we sped back to base in no time – maybe the lights were a little kinder to us on the way back, or we were just relieved to see the back of the rain, but it seemed like we were racing down King William Street before we knew it, back to reception for our final cool down stretches.
What a lovely way to spend a long lunch hour. Thank you all.
Yet again, your determination, productivity, energy and appreciation has been commented on – WF, you rock!
Let’s do it all again in the New Year!
Report written by Laura Williams
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