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Ambulance staff's big trek for bone marrow charity
10:40am Tuesday 4th March 2014 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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