Our Chairman, Graham Bentley will be putting on his running shoes and competing in the 10k race at this year’s Bridgwater Half Marathon event and raising money for charity.
Raising money for Love Musgrove
The 57-year-old, who suffered a heart attack in February, 2022, is raising money for Love Musgrove, which is the official charity of Musgrove Park Hospital, where he was treated.
He said: “Back in early 2022, I suffered a heart attack and was treated at Musgrove Park Hospital. All of the nurses and doctors there were amazing and saved my life. This is a cause close to my heart, quite literally, and I want to give back what I can to help them, just as they helped me.
“I’ve decided to run the 10k race at this year’s Bridgwater Half Marathon event, which takes place in September, and am currently in training. Although 10k doesn’t seem that far for a challenge to some people, I have to be sensible about how far I run these days.”
Anyone interested in sponsoring Graham can do so here.
Love Musgrove funds things at Musgrove Park Hospital in Taunton above and beyond what the NHS covers. It helps to create a comfortable, engaging environment for patients that supports family and friends too.
The charity also provides staff with training and development opportunities, including state of the art equipment, and enables wards to buy items to make patients’ stays more comfortable.
Musgrove Park Hospital serves a population of more than 544,000 people across Somerset with more than 740 beds, 34 wards, 15 operating theatres, a fully equipped imaging department and a purpose-built cancer treatment centre.
Zoe Steer, Head of Fundraising at Love Musgrove, said: “We are incredibly proud to be supporting Graham in his challenge and for him to be raising money for the staff who looked after him and saved his life.”
Bridgwater Half Marathon event
The Bridgwater Half Marathon event takes place on Sunday, September 3 and also includes 10km and 5km races.