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NMC staff run for success

NMC staff join nurses and midwives at the London Marathon

Jackie Smith with her marathon medalSunday 23 April signified the culmination of months of gruelling training, as NMC staff donned their running gear and joined over eight hundred nurses and midwives across the UK who took part in the London marathon.

The London marathon is the largest annual fundraising event in the world, and among the thousands of runners and event volunteers testing themselves to the limit were our own Chief Executive and Registrar, Jackie Smith and James Edenborough who works in our Fitness to Practise team.

James, who was raising money for Tommy’s, a charity that funds research into the causes of miscarriage, stillbirth and premature birth, said:

“I am delighted that I managed to complete my first ever marathon, even if I didn’t quite beat Mo Farah’s time.

“I chose to raise money for Tommy’s as I realised how little public discussion there is of the realities of miscarriage. Friends and colleagues have been very supportive helping me to raise over £2,000.”

NMC Chief Executive and Registrar Jackie Smith raised money for Cancer Research UK and the Samaritans:

“It was fantastic to see so many nurses and midwives as well as NMC staff take part in the London marathon. Once again nurses and midwives have shown their constant willingness to help others. This was their free time, and yet they spent it supporting an event that raises money for worthy causes which benefit the patients they treat on a day to day basis.

“Nurses and midwives don’t always receive enough credit for the hard work they do and this is just another example of their dedication to the profession. I suspect that this year will be the last time I run the marathon but I encourage others to take up the challenge.”

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