It is genuinely humbling to see what people will do to support their local hospital. Here are just a few of your stories. You can see even more on our Justgiving page at www.justgiving.com/sashcharity or our neonatal appeal page www.olivesappeal.org
Kate – 60 marathons before 60
Many of you will know Kate, a nursing assistant at East Surrey Hospital.
Following an injury in 2004, Kate set herself the monumental challenge of running 60 marathons (yes, sixty) before her 60th birthday. On Saturday 26 May, Kate completed the 100 mile London to Brighton Ultra. Walking from Richmond Park, London, to the coast in Brighton. Kate has subsequently completed a number of other ultramarathons, and will mark her 60th birthday by taking part in Run Reigate, while raising funds for SASH.
You can see a video interview with Kate over on our facebook page here, or support Kate’s fundraising at
Climbing Mount Elbrus – Ash 4 SASH
Ashwini is a local dad, who in June 2019 successfully climbed one of the worlds most dangerous mountains, climbing 18,510 feet to the summit of the highest mountain on the European continent, Mount Elbrus in Russia, to raise funds for our new neonatal unit appeal.
You can read more from Ash at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ashg
Laurel and Barbara
Laurel ran the 2019 London Marathon to raise money for SASH, and alongside her mother Barbara, organised and hosted a fundraising quiz night at Hazelwood School, Oxted. With the support of friends, family, local businesses, Laurel and Barbara raised almost £4,000 in total, which will help our new neonatal unit provide the very best possible care for local families.
You can hear more from Laurel about why she ran for SASH, and see photos from the quiz night on our facebook page here.