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Patricia Thomas

London marathon

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My story

[p]Pat Thomas and Heulwen Haynes are both going to be running the Virgin Money London Marathon on Sunday 22nd April 2018 on behalf of eyesight to raise funds for the Stanley Eye Unit.[/p][p]Eyesight is a local charity set up to support the work of the Stanley Eye Unit based at Abergele hospital, promote research where possible, fund or part fund items of equipment i.e. ophthalmic laser fund, and funding training courses if appropriate to the needs on the Stanley Eye Unit.[/p][p]The eye dept. deals with approximately 40,000 scheduled appointments and around 6,000 surgical procedures plus casualties per year, this is a very busy place to be and is deserving of everyone’s support. Eyesight does not exist to plug gaps in the N.H.S. system but to compliment the statuary provision to help maintain the excellent reputation which has been achieved through the hard work of a dedicated team of doctors, nurses and all the support staff.[/p][p]This year we have two nurses from the STANLEY EYE UNIT, ABERGELE HOSPITAL taking up the challenge of the LONDON MARATHON for eyesight. This event is a great experience for the runners and one which lingers in the memory for a long time; it also presents us with an opportunity to raise both funds and the profile of EYESIGHT.[/p][p]As a small charity local charity we are of course looking for sponsorship on both an individual level and a more corporate or business basis. Businesses who would like to sponsor us would have their logo displayed on the web site as a supporter and perhaps on the running vests which will be worn by our running nurses.[/p][p]Good luck to our runners, Pat and Heulwen and if you watch the marathon on the television look out for them on the day and if you are lucky enough to be in London on the day and you spot them give a cheer and if you don’t give a cheer anyway.[/p][p][br][/p][p]Both Pat and Heulwen are staff nurses working at the Stanley Eye Unit. [/p][p]Pat has run half marathons before, but has never attempted to complete twice the distance until she was offered a chance to run in the Virgin Money London Marathon. Pat has only been running in events for the last three years but is looking forward to this exciting new challenge and completing her first marathon.[/p][p]Heulwen started running six years ago and completed the London marathon as her first event. Since then she has completed the Great North Run twice and several smaller distances. Not having done any running for the last few years, she is looking forward to the challenge of completing the London Marathon again.[/p][p]They have both been training separately, with Pat running either on her own or with the support of good friends and Heulwen has been training on her own with the company of her dog and sometimes with the support of her daughter. Pat and Heulwen’s first run together was on the 25th February, when they both took part in the Wrexham Village Bakery Half Marathon. [/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p]
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May 3, 2018


Well done ladies, sorry its not more xxxxx

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Apr 28, 2018


Well done beautiful lady

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Apr 24, 2018

Paul Prendergast

Well done an amazing achievement xxxxxx

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Apr 23, 2018


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Apr 23, 2018


Congratulations on completing the London Marathon! What a fantastic achievement.

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Apr 22, 2018


Amazing ladies, congratulations on both completing the marathon. Tracked you from the start, what an achievement xxx

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Apr 22, 2018


Good luck pat

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Apr 22, 2018

Vicki Kay

Good luck!


Apr 22, 2018

Emma Tobin

Good luck Pat and Heulwen xxx


Apr 21, 2018

Colin Jones

You are crazy. Good luck!

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