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10k every day in October

Andrew is embarking on quite a challenge, he’s running 10km every day in October to raise money for nursing professionals suffering hardship. So by the end of the month he will have completed 310km (192 miles).

Andrew is taking part in the #10kForNurses campaign, part of the team aiming to raise £10k in the month of October. So what has inspired him?

“Whose life hasn’t been touched by a nurse, midwife or healthcare assistant? In the past 2 years I have seen, through work I do listening to and supporting whistleblowers, the devastating impact that a change in personal circumstances can have on healthcare professionals.”

He's not done a sponsored challenge before but is an active supporter of nurses as his wife has been a nurse for over 40 years.

Running has been an important part of Andrew’s life and it was part of his job many years ago when he was in the Army.

“Nowadays the mind is still willing but the legs less so! Sometimes my enthusiasm gets the better of me so I need to remember to take more time warming up to prevent muscle injury.”

Andrew admits his 10k every day challenge will be tough, involving getting up in the early hours to go running in the dark before getting on a train to go to meetings.

“Like any challenge, when it gets tough there’s always someone with a harder task ahead of them than you. So that will help me keep focused I hope. I’m also fortunate to be able to ‘match fund’ my donors pound for pound and I have committed up to £500 for that. So let’s show we’re ALL here for nurses”

“My advice to anyone else joining the #10kForNurses team is do something you enjoy. And don’t think that your contribution won’t make much difference, it will – every penny counts!”

Andrew discovered Cavell Nurses’ Trust and #10kForNurses via Twitter. His Twitter name is @Public_Eye_XVA and he follows the @WeNurses Twitter community to keep in touch with frontline nursing.

So get in touch with Andrew, wish him luck on his challenge and donate some money to his JustGiving page here ---> https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/andrew-ward38

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