Saracens rugby players Chris Ashton and Ben Ransom paid a very special visit to patients at London’s famous Great Ormond Street Hospital earlier this week.
The players were there to encourage people to sign up to the RBC Race for the Kids 5k family fun run, which takes place on Sunday 9 June 2013 in London’s Battersea Park.
Money raised from the event will help fund the essential redevelopment of Great Ormond Street Hospital, making a real difference for the thousands of sick children who are treated there every year.
Ashton said: “I was really inspired by the patients we met today – despite being in hospital, they were incredibly positive and brave. We also saw first-hand what a phenomenal job the hospital’s doctors and nurses do every single day. I want to encourage as many people as possible to take part in this year’s RBC Race for the Kids and raise as much as they can to make a difference for patients and families.”
Ransom said: “It was great to meet the patients and their families today and I was really humbled by their courage despite facing major challenges. Anyone can take part in the RBC Race for the Kids, and the money raised is so important to the hospital – so grab your trainers and get running!”
A Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity spokesperson said: “We’re delighted that the Saracens have once again got behind the RBC Race for the Kids. It’s a really inclusive race with entertainment for all and promises to be a great day out. Please sign up now and help make a real difference.”
The RBC Race for the Kids 5k family fun run is open to people of all ages and abilities to walk, jog or run the race. To sign up, please visit www.raceforthekids.co.uk