Senior sister Naomi Avery has set herself the incredible challenge of running and cycling 2018 kilometres to raise £2018 in 2018!
Naomi, who works on Ward 23 at Milton Keynes University Hospital has already pounded the streets and pedalled a huge proportion of the ‘trip’, clocking up over 14000km which equates to a staggering 112 hours of running and 17 hours of cycling. Last month she even took to the hills to do a mountain run in Switzerland to get a few more laps under her belt.
‘The idea came to me earlier this year,’ says Naomi. ‘I’ve always loved running and biking, so I set myself this huge challenge. Then I decided it would be amazing if I could raise the equivalent amount in donations. Everything raised will be used on my ward to buy those little extra comforts and additional items that the NHS doesn’t provide.’
Naomi, who belongs to MK Redway Runners, is hoping to clock up her complete total in the Winter Half Marathon in Milton Keynes in December. Before then she has to complete the London to Brighton Cycle Ride and the Bedford Half Marathon, to name a few.
Not surprisingly, she’s enlisted the support of a coach to ensure she maintains stamina and avoids injury.
‘When I told her the list of events I was planning to take part in, I think she was bemused to say the least, but so far, I’m on target to reach my goal.’
Naomi would love people to donate to her amazing challenge. Anything is welcome, no matter how big or small. Please visit Naomi’s justgiving page for more information www.justgiving.com/fundraising/naomi-avery1 or contact the Fundraising team at Milton Keynes Hospital Charity on 01908 996220 or email firstname.lastname@example.org