Birmingham Medical School’s FC have raised over £6000 for the NHS
The Birmingham Tab interviews medical students involved in the NHS fundraiser
The university’s Medical School Football Club are exercising to raise funds for NHS Together charities.
So far the group of over 70 students have raised over £6,000 for NHS charities.
The Chairman of the FC told the Birmingham Tab they have reached a combined running and cycling distance of 6451.8km.
The Medical School FC are also challenging other sport teams from their university department to follow suit and compete to raise the most money for the NHS in the space of seven days.
So far the FC team’s JustGiving fundraising page is leading in front of other sports teams with over 300 separate donations. The funds raised so far will help to fund medical equipment and ensure patients have access to the best possible care during the Coronavirus pandemic in the UK.
Alex Raggett, Brum medical student and participant in the NHS fundraiser, told the Birmingham Tab “the idea was James Jobling’s (Fundraiser and Welfare Rep on the committee) and the money is for NHS charities together which funds support for Covid-19 NHS workers as well as support for patients such as iPads to call loved ones in desperate times.”
Maxim Harris, current Chairman of the FC told the Birmingham Tab about how the fundraising has expanded to other groups, after running a marathon himself “this week has shown the absolute best of Birmingham Medsoc. Over 450 students have taken part, from avid runners to people who had never run before, and together we’ve raised more than £20,000!
“I’m especially proud of the dedication shown by UBMS FC members and old boys who have consistently pushed themselves to the limit in the name of charity and competition. We’re going to be very sore, but it will have been worth it.”
1/2 A lot of you are already aware that we have been raising money for NHS Charities Together this week by running and cycling as far as we can as a club. A huge thank you to everyone who has donated so far to get us past £5000 raised, which is an incredible achievement! pic.twitter.com/TPofira1VV
— UBMS FC (@UBMSFC) May 9, 2020
Just on the first day of fundraising alone the Medical School’s FC had already clocked a collective 936km, with 10 half marathons and 56 athletes recording an activity. Well done guys!