The Wood’s brothers Sam, Tom and Joe have signed up to take on the 2017 Vitality Bath Half Marathon to remember their dad, who was cared for by RUH ITU last year. They’ll be battling it out on the 12 March for first place, here’s why they’re doing it in Sam’s own words:
“My Brothers (Tom & Joe) and myself are running the Bath Half 2017 in memory of our amazing Dad, Adrian Wood, who very sadly and suddenly passed away in May 2016 at the Royal United Hospital (RUH) in Bath.
During his two weeks in the RUH Critical Care Unit, our Dad received the best care possible from a dedicated and compassionate team and although he was desperately unfortunate not to survive, our entire family were with him throughout the entirety of his time there and are immensely grateful for the devoted care and unyielding efforts of the team at the RUH. We are forever thankful to the friends and family who have supported the Wood family with their love and kindness this past year.
Having lived and schooled/worked in Bath for a number years, the Wood boys felt that the Bath Half 2017 was a great opportunity to raise awareness (and hopefully some money!) for the RUH Critical Care Unit and the wider Forever Friends Appeal.
As us boys are immensely competitive, we know that on race day it will be our aim to out-do one another’s performance as our Dad watches on to see which of the Wood boys finish 1, 2 and 3!”
The brothers are so close to their fundraising target of £1,000 so if you’d like to support their race for pole position, please visit their Just Giving page here: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/thewoodsrunbathhalf
Inspired by the Wood’s boys (I know we are!)? We have a very limited number of charity places still available for the 13.1 mile city race, taking place on Sunday 12th March – please visit our BHM Page. General entries have completely sold out, so this is your last chance to be part of what is set to be a memorable day. Our places cost £35 and all we ask is that you try and raise a minimum sponsorship of £175 to support patients at the RUH when they need it most. Places will close on 2nd February, unless we sell out before!