Superheroes needed for Worthing Hospital fun run

Stephen Copeland who is cardiology manager at Worthing Hospital is taking part in the superhero run
Stephen Copeland who is cardiology manager at Worthing Hospital is taking part in the superhero run

SUPERHEROES of all shapes, sizes and ages will descend on Worthing next month for the first Superhero Fun Run in aid of Worthing Hospital.

The run has been organised by the Love Your Hospital charity as part of the ongoing appeal to raise £1million for the hospital’s new cardiac unit and catheterisation laboratory.

There will be prizes for the first, second and third place winners, and also for the best costume and best group.

Love Your Hospital’s head of charity operations, Lesley-Anne Lloyd, said: “Everyone has their own superhero – they might be a father, mother or grandparent – but our superheroes are the doctors, nurses and other hospital workers who save your superheroes’ lives.

“The appeal is an opportunity for everyone to help our superheroes care for your superheroes as best they possibly can. Come as your favourite superhero or just come as you are – we’re all superheroes at heart.”

Cardiac catheterisation laboratories are used to carry out a variety of potentially life-saving heart procedures, investigations and therapies such as angiograms, which identify blockages in the coronary arteries, and angioplasty, a method of clearing obstructed or narrowed blood vessels. Worthing Hospital acquired its first laboratory in 2004 and it has proved so successful, a second one is now required to continue expanding the service to people throughout West Sussex.

The new facility will also allow the hospital to develop innovations in treatment and enable more patients to go home on the same day they are treated. The fun run starts at Worthing Lido at 3pm on Saturday, September 4. To find out more, including how to register, visit www.loveyourhospital.org or call 0800 028 4890.