School staff and students running 5k for Worthing Hospital

Durrington High School in Worthing has today (Friday, 17) launched a fundraiser for Worthing Hospital during the coronavirus pandemic.

The school has asked all parents, staff, children, and anyone else who considers themselves affiliated with the school who wants to help the local NHS, to put on their running (or walking) shoes.

Participants have been asked to walk, jog, or run 5 kilometres and donate to The League of Worthing Hospitals & Community Friends.

The Friends of Worthing Hospitals are a long established registered charity, supporting work by providing medical equipment and facilities for the benefit of patients, staff and visitors.

Durrington High School are raising money through their JustGiving page.

The school said:

“Team Durrington want to say a MASSIVE thank you to our local NHS Key workers and in particular the brilliant staff at Worthing Hospital.  

“Building on, and inspired by, the fantastic @Run5K4NHS campaign started by local football players in Sussex (who have already raised over £19,000 to support hospitals in Brighton) we want to do our bit for Worthing Hospital as they need our support too!

“We are asking parents/carers/staff/students/governors (anyone linked to Team Durrington) to complete a 5K. 

“This could be part of (or all of!) your regular daily exercise (if you can do this safely and in accordance with the latest government guidelines) – you could cycle, run, walk or jog.

“Or we would encourage you to think more creatively about doing a 5km indoors or in your garden.

“Maybe on an exercise bike or rowing machine or could you skip, hop, dance or even hoopla hoop for ‘5km’ whatever you can do we want you to join in – it’s all about raising money for our wonderful local hospital.”

Anyone who completes the challenge is asked to donate £1 for every minute it takes to complete the 5k, or £5 for completing the full 5k.

Participants are asked to share their 5k on social media, using #DHS4NHS.


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