Team from Siam Surgery in Sudbury raises more than £2,000 for Cancer Research UK at Race For Life mud run
Staff at a medical practice in Sudbury raced through the mud in an annual cancer charity fundraiser at the weekend, raising more than £2,000 in the process.
A 14-strong team representing Siam Surgery, based at Sudbury Community Health Centre in Church Field Road, took part in the Race For Life Pretty Muddy Event at Trinity Park in Ipswich on Sunday, inspired by their patients who have been impacted by cancer.
The group, which comprised of two GPs, three nurses, a nurse practitioner, management, administrators, secretaries and a receptionist, successfully completed the five-kilometre course, and collected more than £1,700 in donations for the benefit of Cancer Research UK.
This total subsequently rose above £2,000 with the help of the Government’s Gift Aid scheme.
Rachael Hurrell, personal assistant at Siam Surgery, said: “This cause is close to many of our hearts for personal reasons, but we also wanted to raise awareness and do something in recognition of our patients, their families and their friends who have been or are affected by cancer.
“We hoped this would be a way of showing that we care beyond our clinical roles at the surgery and that we want to try our best for everyone and make a difference.”
Those who would like to contribute can still do so online or by going to Siam Surgery and inquiring at reception about donations.