Supporters have raised over £500 for St Paul’s Research Foundation, the charity that invests into sight-saving work at St Paul’s Eye Unit, from taking part in the Liverpool Santa Dash on 1 December 2019.
St Paul’s Eye Unit patient, Marjorie Couton, and friends Mike Foster, 65, Francis Coldicutt, 64, and Barbara Harker, 70, donned their Santa outfits and joined 7,000 runners on the 5K Liverpool Santa Dash. They set off outside the liver building, made their way around the city and finished outside the town hall.
As a thank you for the care Marjorie had received from St Paul’s Eye Unit over the past three years, her son, Ryan Couton, had the idea of raising money for St Paul’s Research Foundation. The team raised an impressive £505 with the help from Childwall Golf Club Artisans and staff.
Mike said: “We’ve been taking part in the Santa Dash for over 10 years and each year we pick a charity to donate to. We chose St Paul’s because of the brilliant care Marjorie had has over the years, and my wife has also been treated there. I owe lot to the hospital as my wife had a quadruple heart bypass in April 2019 there, so we wanted to give something back. We all really enjoyed the Santa Dash, the atmosphere in town afterwards is brilliant – it’s a great way to begin Christmas.”
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