Our fantastic supporters raised more than £300,000 for our charity at the Birmingham Great Run events in 2017, so we were delighted to be asked to help launch this year’s ‘Great Year of Running’.

“The Birmingham Great Run series is one of our biggest annual fundraisers and we can’t thank our 2017 runners enough for the incredible amount they raised” said Miranda Williams, Public Fundraising Manager at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital Charity. “We already have over 100 runners signed up to this year's 10K, and we hope to have as many as 2,000 runners across this fantastic series of events in 2018.

“This year we have four fantastic staff members running in support of our Critical Journey's Appeal, which helps raise vital funds to equip a fleet of Critical Care Ambulances with the latest life-saving medical equipment so we can respond faster and more effectively, helping patients and their families get to the right place, at the right time, for the right treatment.

“We're very thankful for the continued support from all our fundraisers and urge people to help the charity where they can so that initiatives like this can continue making a difference to the lives of sick children.”

In support of the appeal, consultant Dr Andrea Cooper and Dr Alex Philpott (pictured) are taking on challenges from across the running series and encouraging others to join them. If you want to support our charity this year, choose your distance here