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

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 will attempt the 100 mile London to Brighton Ultra. Walking from Richmond Park, London, to the coast in Brighton.

You can see a video interview with Kate over on our facebook page here.

You can support Kate’s fundraising at

Ash 4 SASH

Ashwini is a local dad, who happens to also be a health IT leader, and (crucially) a mountaineer. In June 2019, Ash will attempt to climb 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 and support his fundraising at

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.