A COVENTRY nurse with Multiple Sclerosis is to run the London Marathon for the first time to raise funds to help fellow patients.
Ross Palmer, a nurse at University Hospital in Walsgrave, Coventry, will run 26 miles through the streets of London to raise money to help University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire Charity’s £400,000 Breast Cancer Unit appeal.
The charity says it has just £5,000 left to raise to fund the ‘world-class’ breast screening unit in the City of Coventry Health Centre, which will save the lives of thousands of local women.
He is also seeking to raise some money so the hospital charity can support the neurology department at University Hospital, where patients with MS are treated.
He said: “I have already raised £1,000 thanks mostly to the generosity of my friends and colleagues at the hospital.
“But I need at least another £1,000 to raise enough money to make a real difference and donate to both departments.”
Ross will be in the entrance to University Hospital today hoping to top up his coffers.
Alternatively, you can sponsor him by visiting: uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RossPalmer2