06 June 2019
The annual Broadway Tower Charity Run, now in its sixth year, took place on Wednesday 5 June with Consultant Breast Surgeon Mr Steven Thrush and staff from South Bank taking part. The race raises funds predominantly for the Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven and also this year for the "Doing it for Lottie" campaign, for a local six year old girl who has been diagnosed with a rare genetic disorder which has severely delayed her development, causing complex special needs. She is unable to talk, walk, sit, chew solid foods or feed herself.
The five mile multi-terrain race, mainly off road, took place in the beautiful countryside around Broadway and included stretches of footpaths and side roads, meadows and some farm tracks. After the two mile climb to the Tower, there are spectacular views over the Worcestershire and Gloucestershire countryside before runners encounter the fast descent down the hill and through the village to the finish.
Roger Day, race organiser said, “It is great to raise money for two amazing charities, the Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven is very close to our hearts and we were thrilled that Mr Steven Thrush and a team from the breast unit were running tonight. Supporting the local ‘Doing it for Lottie’ campaign is also very special and we hope donations from the race will help with her needs."
Mr Thrush, Consultant Breast Surgeon who spearheaded the Worcestershire Breast Unit Haven and also practices at Spire South Bank Hospital, took part in the race along with a team supporting the unit. Mr Thrush said “The run is now an annual event in my calendar and I’m delighted to support it. Roger and his team do a fantastic job organising it in their own free time and the breast unit is very grateful of the money raised. The route is definitely a challenge but the views from the top are spectacular."