Local teacher gives back to Birmingham Children’s Hospital

Local teacher gives back to Birmingham Children's Hospital

A Hallfield teacher and her partner will be running the Simplyhealth Great Birmingham 10km on Sunday 6 May, to raise funds for a cause close to their hearts.

Mrs Stacey Martin, 29, from Dudley, and her husband Richard will be running the popular race as a way of giving back to the staff at Birmingham Children’s Hospital who cared for their son late last year.

Mrs Martin said: “Harry, my youngest son, was just 18 months old when he was admitted to Birmingham Children’s Hospital with breathing difficulties caused by a viral induced wheeze.

“Luckily, he was treated so quickly and efficiently it meant that his stay there was brief. The staff took such good care of him, from the moment we visited A&E to when he was admitted in the ward, so we wanted to do something raise money for hospital and the wonderful doctors and nurses there.”

Mrs Martin, who is head of Year 1 at Hallfield School, supported her husband Richard who previously ran the London Marathon raising money for Carers UK.

“Although Rich has ran the London marathon before, we’re not avid runners. Though we have started training for this event and can’t wait to get stuck in.

“Witnessing first-hand how hard the doctors and nurses at the hospital work will be at the forefront of my mind throughout the run. They really are inspiring.”

To donate to Birmingham Children Hospital via Stacey and Richard’s page visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/staceyandrich-martin4.

Earlier this month, Hallfield School raised £150 for Birmingham Children’s Hospital’s educational work with children who remain in hospital for extended periods of time with a book sale.