Team of Ayrshire nurses take on running challenge for Children 1st

This Friday a team of four nurses working on the frontline of the coronavirus pandemic at University Hospital Crosshouse are running 10k to raise money for Scotland's children.

Everyone at Children 1st would like to send a huge good luck to Rachel, Allana, Sharon and Jay this week as they put on their running shoes to help the children and families Children 1st support. After taking up running in lockdown between busy shifts, they are planning on running 10k around Eglinton park in Irvine this Friday.

Rachel Bryson, one of the 'Ward 4A Road Runners' said: "We are a team of nurses working within Crosshouse Hospital Ward 4A. The other team members and I have just began running throughout the lockdown so we are quite new to this, although loving it, and we decided to run a 10km at the end of May for charity.

"We have chosen Children 1st as, at this moment in time, young children suffering abuse quietly or living in domestic abuse households have no outreach such as school to free their minds and escape to. As a local charity we feel that fundraising will be beneficial to all families affected by the COVID-19 outbreak; many of which are struggling mentally, financially and there are increasing risks to children at home."

Thank you so much to the Ward 4A Road Runners for their incredible kindness and generosity, and for everything they are doing to keep us all safe. The team have already raised over £2,000 for children across Scotland. You can support Rachel, Allana, Sharon and Jay through their JustGiving page.