May 08, 2014
Farrell & Ransom vist GOSH
On Wednesday 7 May, England and Saracens Fly-Half Owen Farrell, and Full Back and England Under 20s Ben Ransom paid a very special visit to patients at London’s famous Great Ormond Street Hospital.
Fresh from their Aviva premiership victory against Worcester the top flight rugby players were there along with the team’s mascot Sarrie The Camel to encourage people to sign up to the RBC Race for the Kids 5k family fun run, which takes place on Sunday 8 June 2014 in London’s Battersea Park.
RBC Race for the Kids sees thousands of supporters come together to raise vital funds for the essential redevelopment of the hospital. The redevelopment will see new state of the art facilities replace cramped and outdated wards to provide space for a parent or carer to stay comfortably by their child’s bedside.
Owen Farrell said “ The patients’ bravery and strength has really inspired me and I hope more people will help support this wonderful hospital by signing up to RBC Race for the Kids.”
Ben Ransom said “It was a privilege to meet such incredible young people today, despite the tough challenges they face their positivity is amazing. Anyone can join RBC Race for the Kids and it’s a great way to help a fantastic cause”
A Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity spokesperson said, “We’re really grateful to the Saracens for their continued support of RBC Race for the Kids. It’s a really fun day out and almost anyone from young children to grandparents can take part .Participants can run, walk or jog individually or in teams. 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