The Norman CofE Primary School Northwold encouraged children to become involved in designing a logo for 6 to be printed on to the running vests of local runners taking part in the London Royal Parks Half Marathon. Charity Run in aid of the Rudham Ward at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. Toby Rickard (7) (left) he is holding one of the shirts with Archie Ramshaw (10) (right) Also in pic Runners left to right, Ian and Sarah Hales and Theresa and Craig Ramshaw. School Headteacher Carole Reich (back far right)
Runners who were inspired to take part in a charity run by a young patient at Lynn’s Queen Elizabeth Hospital are overwhelmed after raising more than £6,000.
The Rudham Runners took part in the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon in London on Sunday 6th October to say thanks to the hospital’s Rudham Ward for the care it gives to Northwold youngster Archie Ramshaw.
The 10-year-old suffers with the rare blood disorder, Congenital Sideroblastic Anaemia, and has to endure regular blood transfusions and iron cleansing treatments.
His mum and dad, Theresa and Craig Ramshaw, wanted to raise money for the ward and teamed up with friends Ian and Sarah Hales and Jade and John Gooch as the Rudham Runners to complete the half marathon.
Mr Ramshaw said: “I felt a mixture of emotions whilst running. It was a startling reminder of just how many other people’s lives are affected by illnesses. Yet you could see the sheer determination shine through all of them.” The team wore T-shirts designed by pupil Toby Rickard, seven, who won a design competition at Northwold Primary School, where Archie attends.
Mr Ramshaw said: “We are completely overwhelmed by the support from the local community. We can’t thank everyone enough.”
After many months of training, Craig , Ian, John, Jade, Sarah & Theresa all took part in the London Royal Parks Half Marathon, to raise money for the Children s Rudham Ward in Kings
Lynn. The Half Marathon went very well, we all crossed the finish line in under 3 hours. The weather was fantastic and having friends and family with us made the event a wonderful experience. I felt a mixture of emotions whilst running, I’d never experienced before. A little bizarre, it gave me a lot of time to think through many conundrums, most of which came back to why we were there. It was a startling reminder of just how many other peoples life’s are affected by illnesses. Yet you could see the sheer determination shine through all of them.
Sponsorship so far…
Fundraising currently stands at £5432 excluding any gift aid with sponsor forms still to be returned.
Check out the Just Giving page for more details on current sponsors. http://www.justgiving.com/rudhamrun2013
Running Vest Logo Competition
Prior to the children’s summer half term break, I invited the Normans Primary School in Northwold to take part in designing a logo for our running vests. The winner of the chosen logo
was picked before the children went on their summer break to give us enough time to have the vests printed before the Half Marathon. Presentation took place on Friday 4th October at 3PM. The winner was Toby Rickard 7 Years old from Northwold. (logo top right of page)
The prize for the winner of the logo competition is as follows:
• Complimentary tickets to visit Church Farm at Stowbardolph, Downham Market. (2 Adults & 2 Children) These tickets were half sponsored by the Church Farm at Stowbardolph.
• 1 Junior size T Shirt with the logo printed (Mini version of the running vests).
We would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who helped support us over the last few months, training has been hard and not always at convenient at times, but at least we all completed the course, despite several injuries. Overall the day was a great success.
Noémi Roy’s research focuses on rare inherited anaemias, in particular looking for new genes not previously known to cause anaemia. By trying to understand these mutations, she is hoping to better unravel the normal processes by which red blood cells develop. Ultimately this could lead to new treatments for patients with both inherited or acquired anaemias, or help grow red blood cells in the lab to be used for transfusion, thus reducing dependence on blood donors.
Oxford University Clinical Academic Graduate School
northwold primary school design logo
All the children at Northwold Primary School were given the opportunity to design their own logo, to be printed on to the Rudham Runners vests, when taking part in this years London Royal Parks Half Marathon.
Archie Ramshaw (9) turned on the Christmas lights at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn.
The Northwold youngster, a patient on the Rudham ward, was unaware he had been chosen to do the honours, but jumped at the chance to flick the switch and illuminate the tree outside the rehabilitation unit.
Yesterday’s switch-on event followed the official opening of a new specialist unit at the hospital which could spell an end to cancelled operations.
The ward will cater solely for patients coming in for elective (non-emergency) procedures such as hip replacements and beds will be ring-fenced so operations can go ahead as planned without being affected by other hospital pressures.
It has been formed by combining the former Denver and Elm wards into a single, 44-bed unit and was opened by retired consultant surgeon Mr Robert Greatorex.
“While I was here I tried for nearly 20 years to get such a unit established,” he said. “I am delighted that it has finally come to fruition.”
Staff at Debenhams in King’s Lynn donated money instead of giving Christmas cards, using the proceeds to buy selection boxes for the Children staying on Rudham Ward at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. From left, patient Archie Ramshaw (8) gets a selection box with Sister Avril Forster, Janice Dagless from Debenhams, Staff Nurse Emma Isaacson and Kerry Usher from Debenhams
Children spending Christmas in the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in King’s Lynn got some extra treats thanks to store workers.
Instead of buying each other Christmas cards, staff from Debenhams, in the town’s High Street, put the money they would have spent on them in a pot.
They wrote festive greetings on a graffiti wall in the staff restaurant and also put prizes donated by the store for a staff raffle in the pot as well.
When management at Tesco heard they were planning to come in and buy selection boxes for the children’s ward, they also donated some gifts and gave them a discount.
There were smiles all round when Debenhams workers Janice Dagless, from women’s wear, and Kerry Usher, from cosmetics, delivered the sweets to the QEH’s Rudham Ward, just in time for Christmas.