Worksop runner raises thousands to thank NHS heroes at Bassetlaw Hospital
A Worksop runner has donned her running shoes to raise money for NHS heroes at Bassetlaw Hospital in honour of their hard work and dedication over the last year.
Becky Sprowell, from Carlton in Lindrick, wanted to show her appreciation to the team at the hospital’s Intensive Therapy Unit who have been working so hard on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic.
The team includes her brother-in-law Owen who works as a charge nurse on the unit.
Becky’s initial fundraise started when the dance school she helps to run raised £200 by designing t-shirts.
Having caught the fundraising bug, she decided to carry on and ran a half marathon in February with the aim of gaining sponsorships.
In total, Becky ran 13 miles with the finish line at Bassetlaw Hospital where staff from ITU were there to greet her with cheers and banners.
She has to date has raised £3,300 and has purchased a range of items for staff including socks, bags and a hoody for each member of the team.
Becky has also purchased a television for the staff room and is hoping any additional funds will be spent on the relative’s room.
She said she was inspired to do the running following the death of a close friend from Covid-19: “I wanted to be able to do something to thank all the wonderful staff who have worked so hard and are still doing so during this pandemic.
"They are total heroes and no one will forget what they have done for us all.”