From the Royal to the
A team of Royal trekkers have completed
a 9 day expedition through one of the world's largest rainforests to raise vital
funds for R Charity.
Royal Liverpool University and Broadgreen Hospitals NHS Trust chief executive
Aidan Kehoe, deputy medical director Dr Julian Hobbs and specialist pharmacist
Laura Perry all completed the gruelling 25-mile challenge through Borneo's
rainforest to help raise funds for the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital.
The fundraising challenge, which looks set to raise an impressive ?6500, also
included climbing the 13,435ft Mount Kinabalu; South East Asia's highest peak.
Pharmacist Laura Parry enjoyed swapping
walking the Royal's corridors for trekking through the humid 130million-year-old
rainforest for R Charity. She said:- "The opportunity to trek through the
amazing Crocker Range National Park as well as climbing Mount Kinabalu was
fantastic! The challenge definitely took me out of my comfort zone but the
experience, the spectacular views and the personal reward was incredible and
raising money for R Charity made all the tough moments worthwhile."
Funds raised from the trek will help to buy
the latest treatments, technologies and patient comforts in the new Royal.
Deputy medical director Dr Julian Hobbs said:- "The trek was a fantastic
and extremely challenging experience and a great way to raise money for our
appeal for the new Royal Liverpool University Hospital. I will always remember
reaching the summit of Mount Kinabalu in time to see the sun rise over the
Aidan Kehoe, chief executive, added:-
"We want to give the people of Merseyside access to the best possible treatment
and technology and deliver a hospital the city can be proud of. Money raised
will help us to buy the most advanced technologies and patient comforts,
enabling us to achieve our ambition of providing the world class hospital our
staff and patients need."
To find out how you can support R Charity visit the charity's
website or call them on:- 0151