Apr 03, 2013
GOSH patients scrum down with Saracens
The Saracens squad took time out from preparations for Saturday’s Heineken Cup quarter-final against Ulster at Twickenham to welcome 12 Great Ormond Street patients along with their siblings and friends.
The players helped the youngsters to prepare for the RBC Race for the Kids 5k family fun run on Sunday 9 June, which will raise vital funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.
Patients and families brushed up their skills with a fun-filled training session, took an exclusive tour of the training ground and watched the Saracens players train.
Many of the children will be taking part in the RBC Race for the Kids 5k family fun run in London’s Battersea Park. The race is suitable for all ages from grandparents to grandchildren and all abilities, participants can run, walk or jog individually or in teams.
Money raised from the event will help fund the essential redevelopment of Great Ormond Street Hospital. The modern, spacious facilities which will enable a parent or carer to stay comfortably by their child’s bedside as well as provide state of the art facilities to treat more children.
Saracens Club captain Steve Borthwick said of the day: “We really enjoyed meeting the patients and their families; the fact that they will be taking part in this year’s RBC Race for the Kids is really inspiring to us. The money raised will go towards the hospital’s redevelopment which will mean the hospital can continue its fantastic work and treat more children.”
Sign up for the Race for the Kids here.