Fundraising success for Special Care Baby Unit

on Thursday, 24 November 2016.

Earlier this autumn, Alison Atkinson, Recruitment Administrator in the University of York’s Commercial Services department, raised a fantastic £1048.95 for York District Hospital’s Special Care Baby Unit.

Alison completed the Run For All 10k for SCBU which has held a special place in her heart since her friend and colleague’s baby, Ben, had to spend some time being treated there earlier this year. On her experience, Alison said “I ran 10k in 1 hour and 14 minutes, knocking nearly 5 minutes off my previous personal best. Not too shabby I guess for a 55 year old! However, I may well do it all again next year and try to run sub 1 hour and 10 minutes”.

When asked how she felt during the run, Alison said “it was amazing and every step of the way I thought of Ben which spurred me on”.

The Special Care Baby Unit was also selected by the staff at NISA Market Square, University of York, to receive funds from NISA’s Making a Difference Locally initiative. They received a check for £1000 which was presented by Caroline Leafe, Assistant Store Manager. The funds from both Alison and NISA will go towards state-of-the-art equipment designed to give babies in the Special Care Baby Unit the best possible start in life.

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