A huge well done to Teresa and Verity who both completed the Leicester 10K on 9th September 2018. The pair have raised over £1000 collectively for Royal Papworth Hospital Charity.

Teresa wanted to raise money for the charity to thank Royal Papworth Hospital for the care that she received. In April 2016, Teresa was diagnosed with submassive/acute bilateral pulmonary embolism but after treatment at the hospital, Teresa has made a full recovery!

Teresa says 

So, in thanks for everything everyone at Papworth did for me, I decided as  1-year post op celebration, I would give something back.  I have therefore just signed up for the Asda 10k in September to raise money for this fantastic cause.  I have never been a runner.  This time last year I could barely walk up the stairs!  I am much better now but a 10k is still going to be a huge challenge for me, even walking it (I am not making any promises of running being involved at all!).  I will just be happy to complete the course as this is something I couldn't even have contemplated pre-surgery.

Verity also completed the Leicester 10K to raise money for Royal Papworth Hospital Charity to express her gratitude for the care her Mum received 9 years ago. 

Verity explains

Thankfully, due to the work carried out at Papworth my mum was finally signed off, fit and well, in December 2017. So I am raising money for this amazing charity so they can continue to save lives.

It doesn't just stop here for Verity though, next up she is running the 10 mile Great South Run in October. Best of luck to Verity!