8th Dec 2019 – SG1 Stevenage Festive Run

By 9th December 2019 Events, Past Events

A huge thank you to everyone who supported North & East Hertfordshire Hospital Charity yesterday for their first ever Your Town Run. They are over the moon with the start they have made & seeing so many Santa’s / Families in Stevenage Town was lovely. A huge well done to Beth & the team plus of course all local partners in Stevenage & the Marshall’s who made this happen. Another successful town bringing the Your Town model to where they live… onto the next one! More photos to be shared soon, thank you to Mandy Davies who did a great job supporting the charity taking the photos. Also a special mention to our main sponsor Ocado Foundation who backed us in 2019 to bring this worthwhile concept to different towns across our home county, what a positive year & the start of something really big!


East and North Hertfordshire Hospitals Charity exists to support projects at the Lister Hospital, New QEII Hospital, Hertford County Hospital and the Mount Vernon Cancer Centre.

This event is specifically supporting our Neonatal Big Build Appeal, to extend the current families room which we are aiming to raise another £95,000 to complete. The neonatal unit treats over 900 premature babies each year and supports thousands of local parents who are going through a distressing time when their babies are poorly.

The average stay for a parent on the unit is 12 weeks and the current space only accommodates six visitors at a time so the demand for the room far outweighs capacity.

The new extended families room will be 7 times bigger than the current space and will be a friendly welcoming area on the neonatal unit where families can stay, eat, cook and shower- creating a home from home environment for those who need it.

What our families say:

 “We, as parents, all know just how tough the experience of using the Neonatal Unit is. We can’t better the amazing care given to our children by the doctors and nursing staff but we can help to make that time in hospital a little more comfortable for families like us and give something back to the unit that helped us.” – Glyn (parent)

“I wish there had been somewhere to rest, make some food and just take some time away from the ward without actually being off the unit and too far from my baby. To be able to have somewhere to prepare and store food rather than living off sandwiches and have a rest would have been amazing.” – Steph (parent)

“In May this year, we spent a week in neonatal care with our newborn son. The staff were so supportive and the parents room was invaluable to us. We are forever grateful!”

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We are delighted to be collaborating with an amazing range of local partners on bringing this event to life, including East & North Hertfordshire Hospitals Charity, Ocado, Stevenage Town Council, Spartans Running Club and Stevenage Leisure Limited. To learn more about any of our partners, click their logos below.


Our county-wide partners help to make all this possible! We are incredibly grateful for all their support and belief in the power of bringing communities together.


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