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Maternity Marathon runner raises money to support future midwives

Maternity Marathon Runner

Midwife Jane Pollock ran her first London Marathon last month with her husband Paul to raise money to assist midwives and students with valuable training and support. The pair managed to raise £2800 to support the Iolanthe Midwifery Trust and want to thank everyone that contributed to their achievement.

Jane received support from her colleagues in the maternity unit who very kindly sponsored the pair for the marathon in London. Jane and her husband were also sponsored by their son’s school, Nicholas Chamberlaine School in Bedworth and local businesses.

The Iolanthe Midwifery Trust is a charity which helps midwives and student midwives develop their skills by awarding funds to assist midwives and students with training, courses or placements. Jane has recently been awarded two awards from the charity. One is being used to support a conference in July which is open to all George Eliot Hospital midwifery staff and students and the other award is a personal award to support her own development.

Jane said: “My husband and I really enjoyed our first London Marathon. It took us over 7hr 21 minutes to complete but this was our first London Marathon and we were soaking up the amazing atmosphere in London.

“I would like to thank all our supporters who have been with us throughout every bit of our training and were monitoring our run on the day. We are looking forward to running the 2016 Marathon next year”. 

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