"Calling all superheroes
- your hospital needs you!"
HEROES from across Merseyside are set
to join forces in a bid to raise vital funds for the new Royal.
Hundreds of caped crusaders will descend on Liverpool's iconic waterfront on
Sunday, 26 June 2016 to take part in R Charity's first Hospital Heroes Walk.
The 4-mile walk from the Pier Head to Otterspool will raise funds to provide
local patients in the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital with the very best
in equipment for treatment and comfort during their stay.
One true hospital hero taking part in the walk is Maria Somaroo.
Maria, a 60 year old nurse practitioner at the
Royal, is walking the 4 miles along Liverpool's waterfront both as a member of
staff and a patient. In 2011, Maria had a brief thyroid cancer scare, which
required operation and treatment. Despite having to deal with the emotional
factors of a potential cancer diagnosis, she heroically carried on working, not
missing a day of work and taking annual leave in order to recover from surgery.
She said:- "I've been a member of staff at the Royal for 33 years; I've
also spent time as a patient and have seen 1st hand the amazing work our staff
do on a daily basis.
There are so many people connected to the hospital who are heroes in their own
special way. I want take part in the walk to say a huge thank you to my
consultant Ms Waghorn and the staff on 9Y who went the extra mile to help me
through a difficult period. My daughters will join me along on the walk and I'll
be inviting other people who mean a lot to me to take part. I cannot wait to
celebrate the great work our hospital does and raise money for R Charity."
Aimee Clare, senior community fundraiser for R Charity said:- "Our
Hospital Heroes Walk will be a great way to celebrate some of the heroes working
in our hospital like Maria, and other heroes in our hospital battling their own
health conditions. There is a hero in everybody. Sign up today and become a hero
for R Charity and help provide the best care around to the people of
R Charity's Hospital Hero Walk costs just £5 and under 10's walk free!
Heroes taking part in the walk, no matter how big or small, will receive their
very own superhero cape to wear and take home with them. To register for R
Charity's Hospital Hero Walk, contact the R Charity fundraising team via
or call:- 0151 706
3150 or visit their