TV presenter, and local resident, Chris Jarvis, is the latest celebrity to pledge his support to Bournemouth Hospital Charity’s new flagship event supporting men’s health at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital (RBH).
Chris will join men, women and children at the new event which involves a 1km, 5km, or 10km walk, run or march along Bournemouth seafront and Lower Gardens on Sunday 2 March.
More than 170 people have already signed up for the event and the TV presenter is encouraging others to raise money to benefit patients, including those with prostate and testicular cancer. Chris said: “This event is a fantastic way to enjoy a stroll or run along the seafront as well as raising money for a great cause.
“Wouldn’t it be fantastic if the event was so successful that it took place again next year? This event will really put men’s health in the spotlight and raise awareness of this really important health subject.
“I feel very fortunate to live somewhere that has such beautiful beaches and what better way to admire them than while helping others?”
Sports stars including AFC Bournemouth midfielder, Eunan O’Kane, Team GB volleyball player Dan Hunter and sailing sisters Kate and Lucy Macgregor have also signed up alongside consultants, doctors, nurses and other staff from the hospital.
Consultant Urologist Josh Phillips said: “Men’s health is an important issue in the community and one that sometimes is overlooked. Here at the Trust we see and treat over 15,000 men each year for a number of conditions including prostate and testicular cancer.”
If you would like to take part in the event, log on to www.bournemouthhospitalcharity.org.uk, call 01202 704060, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Bournemouth Hospital Charity office in the main atrium at RBH.
Bournemouth Hospital Charity aims to raise £2m each year to support the patient experience above and beyond what the NHS can afford. Donations to the charity provide the funding for much needed equipment and resources.