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Meet our Southampton half marathon army

For the second year running, we have an army of runners tackling the ABP Southampton 10km and half marathon. Over 50 runners will be taking our name, and sporting our running vests in a gallant effort to pound the streets of Southampton to raise money for Southampton Hospital Charity.

Photos from this year's race can be found here of our runners.

Wishing good luck to all our 10km and Southampton half marathon runners. It is for events like this that we are proud to offer the chance for our runners to support over 300 funds across Southampton General Hospital and Princess Anne Hospital:

  • Pete Cannons running for E1 Ocean ward (children’s heart unit)
  • Michael Willoughby, John Menzies, Liz Frampton, Hans de Graaf, Anne-Fleur DeSAchutter, Helen Dewar, Barbard Pawlus, Dave Horner, Peter Clayton, Sarah and Bernard Hartfree running for Paediatric Rheumatology
  • Michael and Katherine Thompson, Grace Angove running for Paediatric Cystic Fibrosis
  • Jacqui Cammish running for G3 children’s ward
  • David Haynes, Emily Kaill, and Dan Smith running for cancer care
  • Thuvaraka Thambiah running  for our Wessex neurological centre
  • Imogen and Oliver Jeffcock running for Piam Brown ward (childhood cancer)
  • Anthony Moreton running for our C5 unit and adult Cystic Fibrosis
  • Kerry Shard running for C4 ward
  • Justuna Mikusek running for our neonatal unit
  • W8Data running for our general purpose fund (that’s Charlotte Kelly, Will Anthes, Ethan Prioletti, Himanshu Karode, Robert Thomas, James Mackenzie, Dave Lee)
  • Joanna Male running for Princess Anne Hospital
  • Kevin, Dan and Matt Smith running for the cardiac high dependency unit
  • Katie Webber running for children’s spinal services
  • Samuel Larbalestier and Jamie O’Donnell running for our elderly care wards
  • Andrew Wright running for fetal medicine
  • Michaela Cowap, Victoria Keenan, Michelle Geary, Louise Fox running for the child therapies team
  • Ian Pearce running for C3 and our Macmillan Centre
  • Holly Broomfield and Paul Brodrick running for our G4 nephrology unit (renal care)
  • Emma Deabill running for our Stanley Graveson fund
  • Grace Reynolds, Annie Eyre, Hassan Elberm, Christopher Wilcox running for Southampton Hospital Charity


 Brothers Kevin, Dan and Matt Smith running for Bry

“Last November our dad Bryan Smith suffered a sudden major heart attack in the night. Thanks to a combination of luck, mum's quick reactions, the speed of the emergency services and the work of the paramedics, dad made it to the hospital in time for the cardiac team at Southampton General Hospital to perform life saving heart surgery.

After having an initial two stents inserted he then had a whopping quintuple bypass operation, which we are delighted to say, was a huge success. He is now active again, doing his rehab and most importantly playing with his five young grandchildren.

We are so lucky to have dad with us and so are taking on the Southampton Half Marathon, not only to see who is the quickest brother, but to raise vital funds and awareness for Southampton Hospital Charity, specifically the Cardiac High Dependency Unit (CHDU) whose care for dad during his time there was truly unbelievable.”

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W8 data taking team building to the extreme!

As part of our 10th Anniversary celebrations at W8Data, most of the team have signed-up to run the ABP Southampton Half Marathon 2016.

We very much wanted to support a local charity and one close to many of the team is the Southampton Hospital Charity.  They’ve all been hard at work training for the event, so good luck on the day to Charlotte Kelly, Will Anthes, Ethan Prioletti, Himanshu Karode, Robert Thomas, James Mackenzie, Dave Lee.

The team range from experienced runners to a number of first timers, willing to tackle this amazing challenge for such a good cause.

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Child therapy team running for the hospital

We are a team of Children's Therapists (Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists) who are very passionate about our involvements with sick children whom we see on a daily basis. The children we work with are hospitalised through illness, acquired injury or have long/life term disabilities.

Our team of highly trained Physiotherapists and Occupational Therapists play a key role in reducing the length of time that certain children remain in hospital and in ensuring that rehabilitation is achieved as rapidly as possible. As a specialist centre, we continue to receive increasingly acute and complex cases from across the region, it is our desire to ensure that they have access to the most up-to-date and specialised equipment to enable them to recover or learn to manage their conditions as fast as possible.

Children's Therapy equipment such as this is not funded through the NHS, therefore the equipment we use is very limited and in desperate need of being repaired or replaced. The lack of specialised equipment can restrict the diversity of treatment, therefore limiting children's therapy sessions.

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Supporting children with cancer - Imogen and Oliver Jeffcock

Ollie and I are running the Southampton half marathon in memory of a very close family friend, Lizzie, who passed away last year. Lizzie spent time at the Piam Brown ward in Southampton which treats children with all types of cancer. All the money we fundraise will be given to the ward in order for them to be able to supply the extra things that the NHS doesn't. For example, games, DVD's and books for the children, as well as being able to provide things such a kitchen facilities and pull out beds for parents.

Mum Helen who has been her own fundraising too, comments: “In October 2015 my beautiful daughter Lizzie died of cancer, aged 13. The amazing support from the dedicated staff at the Piam Brown ward at Southampton Hospital helped our family through this desperate time.”

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Raising money for Southampton cancer services

Pharmacy technician Ian Pearce is taking on the Southampton half marathon: “I work for Southampton Oncology Centre Pharmacy preparing and checking chemotherapy for patients at the hospital.

I really enjoy my role and wanted to help raise money for both C3 chemotherapy day unit, and the Macmillan Centre within the hospital to help in any way I can to further support their continued efforts for the benefit of our patients.

Training has been going well - I am a keen runner and can't wait for the event in a few days!

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