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Midwives get set to run in Birmingham

2024-04-30T14:20:29+01:00Wednesday 1 May 2024|

Two Walsall Midwives are taking on a half marathon to raise money to improve patients’ experience.

Amy Doherty and Natalie Wilkes will be taking part in the AJ Bell Great Birmingham Run on Sunday 5 May which will also coincide with International Day of the Midwife.

The run is the Midlands’ biggest running event. Thousands of Brummies pound the streets every year to rise to the challenge of either the Birmingham half marathon or the 10K, with plenty of participants raising cash for good causes.

The pair will be raising money for Walsall Healthcare NHS Trust’s charity, Well Wishers.

Amy, 47, has worked at the Trust for 22 years.

She said: “I started running in 2017 and have run three marathons and several half marathons previously.

“We wanted to undertake the Birmingham Half Marathon as a challenge together as I would normally only take on races with my running group runners.

“I completed a 22km run in Ibiza a couple of weeks ago as part of my training for Birmingham.

“I’m looking forward to running with my colleague as it is also International Day of the Midwife on the same day so what a better way to celebrate!”

Natalie, 40, has worked at the Trust for 18 years.

She said: “I have been running on and off for the last 10 years and ran the London Landmarks Half Marathon in 2022.

“I signed up for the Birmingham Half Marathon event as a new challenge and an opportunity to run with my colleague on International Day of the Midwife.

“I have been training at a local gym with Craig Timmins who has been pivotal in raising funds for many local charities.

“We are looking forward to raising money for the Well Wishers charity.”

Georgie Westley, Fundraising Manager said: “We are so excited for Amy and Natalie to experience this iconic local marathon and are incredibly grateful that they are fundraising for our charity. We will be rooting for them all the way.

“The money raised will help pay for things over and above what the NHS is able to provide and help provide the best experience possible for patients, service users and families.”

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