Hospital CEO to run charity marathon between hospital sites


Chief Executive Miles Scott is aiming to run a marathon from Crowborough to Maidstone to help raise money for the Trust’s Charitable Fund.

In support of the ‘Go The Distance’ campaign, which was launched by double Olympic Gold Champion, Dame Kelly Holmes earlier this month, Miles Scott will run the 26 mile route between the NHS Trust’s sites.

The aim of the ‘Go The Distance’ campaign is to raise £10,000 to provide facilities to support the physical and mental wellbeing of NHS Staff, who have done so much during the Covid-19 pandemic.

On Wednesday 15th July, Miles will start his challenge at the Crowborough Birthing Centre before heading towards Tunbridge Wells Hospital and then on to the Trust’s site in Paddock Wood.

From Paddock Wood, Miles will then start his final leg towards the finish line at Maidstone Hospital, where he hopes to be joined for a lap of honour around the site by fellow Trust board members.

Miles Scott, said:

Over the last four months, our staff here have responded so effectively to the pandemic and gone above and beyond the call of duty, so it’s fantastic to be able to say thank you to them myself by taking on this challenge to support our NHS heroes we have here at MTW.

We’ve had some amazing support from the public during the Covid-19 pandemic so I’m hoping that once again they will get behind me and give that much needed extra motivation as I’m making my way through the miles on 15th July.

Every penny raised will directly benefit our staff by providing a permanent legacy and facilities for staff who have done so much to look after local people during the recent pandemic, so I urge everyone to get involved, get the friends and family involved and take advantage of the warmer weather by setting themselves a bit of a challenge whilst also raising funds for their local hospitals.

You can donate towards Miles’ challenge on the Go The Distance Just Giving page.

You can also watch Miles’ video below as he speaks about his upcoming challenge:

Click to find out more about Go The Distance and how you can donate.



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