Ambulance staff's big trek for bone marrow charity

FUNDRAISING: The South Central Ambulance Service staff who trekked from Southampton to Portsmouth for the Anthony Nolan Trust.

FUNDRAISING: The South Central Ambulance Service staff who trekked from Southampton to Portsmouth for the Anthony Nolan Trust.

First published in News

THEY ARE usually seen racing to the rescue with sirens blaring, but this week South Central Ambulance Service opted to save the day at a slower pace.

The 30 paramedics, ambulance technicians, emergency care assistants and nurses donned brightly coloured T-shirts and tutus and walked 22 miles from Southampton General Hospital to Queen Alexandra Hospital in Portsmouth.

The trek has raised more than £3,200 for the Anthony Nolan Trust, the bone marrow charity - a cause they chose to support after paramedic Scott Craig’s three-year-old daughter was diagnosed with AML leukaemia.

Phoebe was first diagnosed with blood cancer in October 2012. Although she was given the all-clear last April, it returned in November, but thanks to a donation from her six-year-old brother Oliver, the brave little girl from Waterlooville has just had a life-saving bone marrow transplant.

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7:33am Wed 5 Mar 14

hairyegyptianman says...

The Anthony Nolan charity is a very worthwhile cause, I know a family who they have been very supportive to.
The Anthony Nolan charity is a very worthwhile cause, I know a family who they have been very supportive to. hairyegyptianman
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