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Runners & Walkers Reddy To Fundraise For Redcliffe Hospital

Story: Alyssa Mackay | Photo: Bruce Redman
Published On : Mar 19, 2024
Runners & Walkers Reddy To Fundraise For Redcliffe Hospital
It’s time to lace up for a good cause. The popular Reddy Fun Run/Walk is set to return in June, with all funds raised going towards the Redcliffe Hospital Auxiliary Inc to improve patient care.

Coordinator of Facility Services Redcliffe Hospital and Coordinator of REDDY Fun and Fitness, Rhonda Neal, said a team of hospital staff organised the community event each year.

“We enjoy making this a very successful and enjoyable event for everyone while raising money for our Auxiliary to make our patients’ journey easier,” Rhonda said.

Last year, the event raised more than $20 thousand, which contributed to the purchase of a blanket warmer for the Rehabilitation Unit, an Oxford chair for bariatric patients on 6 West, a foetal monitor progress model for Maternity, and clothing and footwear for patients who require items on discharge.

Rhonda said the Auxiliary was hoping to fund the rejuvenation of two rooms in the palliative care unit to improve end-of-life care for patients and families.

“These rooms have not had a facelift for over 20 years and as you can imagine, the patient’s families in these rooms are going through an extremely hard time and a fresher room would make such a difference,” she said.

REDDY Fun Run participants can choose from a 21-kilometre run, 10-kilometre walk or run, or 5-kilometre walk or run.

The event attracts everyone from serious runners to fun runners/walkers and families taking their dogs for a walk.

Rhonda said the Moreton Bay Road Runners had become the event’s biggest supporters, providing pacers and coordinating a couch-to-5k program for staff.

“Last year, the Man Walk donated and participated to raise awareness,” she said. “We invited local businesses to enter their staff wearing their business logos to advertise and use the morning as a team building exercise.”

The hospital staff are also active participants.  

“We have created some very healthy competition within our units,” Rhonda said. “Our Director of Orthopaedics has won the 21-kilometre male event for the last two years.”

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