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Step up for community hospital appeal fun-run fundraiser on Sunday

Donations go towards new cancer and dialysis unit

John Garvey

Reporter:

John Garvey

West Berkshire Community Hospital

THE Rosemary Appeal’s first fundraiser, ‘Step Up 4 Good’ – a fun-run and walk across Greenham Common takes place on Sunday.

Meanwhile the appeal’s bid to raise £4.5m to build a new cancer and dialysis centre got off to an great start with a £500,000 donation from a generous local donor and £250,000 grant from Colefax Charitable Trust in the first few days of the appeal.

Now Greenham Common Trust, which had already committed to match fund donations and grants to the project up to £675,000 through its fundraising website www.thegoodexchange.com has agreed to increase its match-funding even further for everyone fundraising or making donations to the appeal who is involved in the ‘Step Up 4 Good’ event on Sunday.

The secretary of the Newbury and Thatcham Hospital Building Trust (NTHBT), Rob Tayton, said: “We’re extremely grateful to Greenham Common Trust, Colefax and our other donors for their extraordinary generosity.

“There’s no doubt the trust’s match-funding has given the appeal the kick-start and momentum it needs to attract donors.

“Please make a donation via The Good Exchange at our fundraising website www.rosemaryappeal.org or come and see us at ‘Step Up 4 Good’ at Greenham Common this Sunday and make a donation.”

The races include a 10am mini mile for younger children and families; a 3k fun run at 10.30am; a 5k run at 11am and, for more serious runners, a 10k run at 11.10am.

For more information about the runs visit Stepup4good.co.uk   

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