Airedale A&E team steps out to raise funds for hospital's appeal (From Bradford Telegraph and Argus)
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Airedale A&E team steps out to raise funds for hospital's appeal
5:55pm Tuesday 15th July 2014 in News
A TEAM at Airedale Hospital's A&E department is putting its best foot forward for a cause close to its heart.
Colleagues are tackling a canal towpath trek to coin-in cash for the Emergency Department Appeal.
The £100,000 appeal was started in May to fund desperately-needed resources for the new hospital unit, which is due to open in the autumn.
Items on the 'wish list' range from cardiac monitors to a children's distraction wall, designed to keep youngsters occupied while they are awaiting assessment and treatment.
The walkers will set off from Skipton on July 23 and cover a 26-mile route, alongside the canal, to Leeds.
They will be joined for part of the way by family and friends.
The team aims to complete the challenge in a day and hopes to raise hundreds of pounds through sponsorship.
Among the walkers will be A&E staff nurse Jo Goodman, of Cowling.
She said: “We hope to start early so we can get some of the distance under our belts before it becomes too warm, if the weather is good.
"Although we all do quite a lot of walking in our spare time, no one has tackled anything like this before.”
To sponsor the walkers, text JORI 82 and the amount to 70070 or visit justgiving.com/owner-email/pleasesponsor/Jo-and-Rich-walk-28-miles-to-Leeds.