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Wrightington Wish Walk 2019

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Janet Pennington(third from left) with Albert the Bear (Three Wishes Charity mascot), Professor Tim Board (second from right) and staff from Wrighington

Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust’s registered charity Three Wishes is inviting the public to take part in a special fundraising event.

The Wrightington Wish Walk is a sponsored walk set to take place on Saturday 14th September at 2pm and aims to raise funds for new equipment, developments and services at Wrightington Hospital.

All money raised through the walk will go to the Wrightington Wish Fund, one of Three Wishes’ 11 divisional funds.

Wrightington Hospital, in Appley Bridge, is a Centre of Excellence in the treatment of musculo-skeletal disease and has its origins in the pioneering work of Sir John Charnley.

As well as the walk around the hospital site, attendees will also have the opportunity to take part in a meet and greet with some of Wrightington’s renowned consultants and even have a go some of the equipment used at the hospital.

Fundraising Manager, Janet Pennington said; “The Wrightington Wish Walk is a brilliant way for patients and their families, visitors, staff and the general public to get involved with Wrightington Hospital, whilst raising money for a worthy cause.

“The walk we held at last year’s NHS 70 Garden Party was a huge success but this year we want to go even bigger.

“The consultants at Wrightington have been behind this idea 100 per cent as they know the positive impact that fundraising can have on the services we provide to our patients.”

Professor Tim Board, Orthopaedic Consultant said “We would love as many possible to come and join in with the Wrightington walk.

“It should be a great social occasion and a chance to have a chat to the Consultants and staff and show how well their new hip, knee or shoulder is working.

“And raising money at the same time would be even better.”

Those interested in taking part can find more information on the Three Wishes section of WWL’s website or contact Janet on 01942 773768.


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