Hospital chief’s marathon charity challenge to raise money for new treatments

Stacey Keegan training for the London Marathon

Stacey Keegan, acting chief executive of the Robert Jones and Agnes Hunt Orthopedic Hospital in Oswestry, will be running for her fund – the RJAH Charity.

A trained nurse who joined the hospital in 2019, Stacey is already in training for the 26-mile event which will take place on October 2.

“I started running initially to improve my physical health and quickly realized the benefits to my mental health,” Stacey said.

“Running gives me the headspace and downtime I need.

“I think it’s incredibly important that we all find a hobby or activity that gives us time to relax.

“This is my first ever full marathon after running my first half marathon last October, which I thoroughly enjoyed.”

Runners who pledge their support to the RJAH Charity must pledge to raise at least £1,500 which will support research and develop new treatments, provide state-of-the-art equipment and facilities and provide extra comfort.

“As well as the training, I have a few ideas for fundraising events I could host, including a pub quiz,” Stacey added.

“I am extremely proud to do my part to raise funds for the RJAH charity. I know that all of our staff provide excellent patient service and the money raised will only improve that experience for patients and staff. »

Stacey will join 26 other members of the RJAH team – fellow staff and members of the local community.

Charity director Victoria Sugden said: ‘The London Marathon is the biggest fundraiser on the calendar and all the runners play a huge role in enabling us to provide the best possible support for patients and staff. of RJAH.

“We are thrilled to have Stacey participating in the event and raising funds for the RJAH charity.”

Anyone wishing to donate can visit justgiving.com and search for ‘Stacey Keegan Virgin London Marathon 2022’.

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