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Owain Jones

London Marathon

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My story

[p]If you've got this far, the likelihood is that you're either a friend, a work colleague, or patient at the Countess of Chester Hospital, so thank you for your interest.[/p][p]Back in October, I was only a week into my consultant post at Chester when the opportunity arose to run the London Marathon on behalf of the Eye Clinic Appeal at the Hospital. I won't lie - I was delighted to accept! I've done one marathon in the past, which was now nearly three years ago. I insisted at the time that I'd keep up my fitness and build on it. Unsurprisingly, that never happened, so now seems a good opportunity to get back to it! (3/4/19 Update - this hasn't really gone as well as I'd planned!) [/p][p]I'll be running on behalf of The Countess of Chester Hospital Eye Clinic Fund, which has recently been set up to establish a new injection suite for patients who have Age related Macular Degeneration (AMD): the commonest cause of visual impairment in the developed world. The clinic will treat those with Wet AMD, who, without treatment, will have serious rapid loss of vision. As Mr Ali, Consultant Ophthalmologist, Clinical Lead in Ophthalmology said “modern treatment of Wet AMD in the form monthly injections into the eye has revolutionised the outlook for these patients and prevented severe sight loss in millions of people” [/p][p]At the moment we have one injection suite where we treat about 120 patients every week with this condition. This number has increased three-fold since 2008, particularly as this disease is prevalent in the elderly. Mr Ali added “We need a new injection suite to meet increasing demand and treat these patients in a timely and efficient manner. With an extra injection suite we should also be able to have one stop clinics where patients have consultation and injection treatment on the same day.”[/p][p]In addition to anything you great people are kind enough to donate here, I'll be running a Staff Pub Quiz on Thursday the 18th of April in Chester City Centre - this is now pretty much sold out! (Update 27/4 - this raised nearly £900 so a huge thank you for nearly 100 staff for attending and supporting!).[/p][p]I've committed to raising a minimum of £2500 for the Eye Clinic, which is a challenge in itself. If I'm short, I'll be making up the difference myself, so please give generously![/p][p]Thanks in advance for your support, it really is hugely appreciated.[/p][p]Thank you/Diolch yn fawr,[/p][p]Owain[/p]
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May 19, 2019

Anonymous

£350.00 plus £87.50 Gift Aid

May 2, 2019

Mike Johnson

Congratulations Owain

£30.00

Apr 30, 2019

Debbie Gilligan

Da iawn Owain 💪🏽

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Jen k

Amazing achievement Owain. Big high five from us lot xxx jen, Tom, ianto & megs

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Rishi

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Debbie Gould and Co

Great time - well done! Xx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Paul

Good luck Owain, most of all enjoy it and soak up the atmosphere!!!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

David

Have a great run. Keeping the tradition!

£50.00

Apr 28, 2019

Roy

Well done Owain

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Pritesh

Good luck mate

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid