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NNUH fundraisers raise £10,000 for cancer charities

A fundraising duo have smashed their original £2,000 target just days before they travel to Scotland to take part in the ultimate challenge.

Lewie and Jonny (Lewis Weatherburn and Jonathan Littlewood), physiotherapists at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital, will set off on Friday to run the 96 mile-long West Highland Way.

Thanks to their ambitious plans, they have already raised £10,000 for the N&N Hospitals Charity Boudicca Breast Cancer Appeal and the Big C Cancer Charity.

 This has followed a quiz and burger night, cake sale and a fantastic ball and raffle at Sprowston Manor with over 250 guests.

Lewie and Jonny, who are sharing their progress on social media under the name The Rum ‘Ol Runners, said: “We’re both currently practicing as physiotherapists at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital and have seen first-hand how many people are affected by cancer and how this impacts their day-to-day life.

“Breast cancer is something that has a special significance to Jonny’s family and we are both committed to achieving our ambitious fundraising targets.

“We are really looking forward to taking part in the West Highland Way run and hope our training pays off.

“We’ll be motivated by the kind words of support and donations that we’ve received. And also knowing that the money we have raised will make a significant difference.

“We have been overwhelmed at the incredible support and generosity from our families, friends and colleagues not forgetting the amazing businesses who have donated prizes for our events.”

Head of Fundraising at N&N Hospitals Charity Louise Cook said: “Not only have Jonny and Lewie raised an amazing amount of money for our Boudicca Appeal, they have also inspired others to get involved and make a difference.

“They are just the nicest people to work with and we can’t wait to hear about their amazing adventure in Scotland next week.”

You can follow their journey @rumolrunners on Facebook @rum_ol on Twitter and rum_ol_runners on Instagram.

You can make a donation to their appeal here

LynnNNUH fundraisers raise £10,000 for cancer charities