Mark, 50, took part in this year’s Surrey Half Marathon and has raised an incredible £4,473 for the charity so far. Mark is Managing Director at Hawco, a leading UK supplier of refrigeration, heating and control components. He tells us why he wanted to help us transform patients’ lives.

Mark on why he supports us

I was motivated to support Royal Surrey County Hospital Charity initially by one of our key staff members, Katrina – since birth, her daughter has received treatment and ongoing support at Royal Surrey County Hospital.
As I found out more about the charity and the work it does to enhance the hospital, I wanted to support to help make sure children and parents who visit the hospital - like Katrina and her daughter - have the best experience.
After recently getting back into running, a charity place in Surrey Half Marathon seemed a great opportunity to provide focus for my training and more importantly, raise some money for this very worthy cause. It is such a personal cause for our staff too; many of whom have either used the hospital or have seen friends or family treated there.
The fundraising team made it all very easy for me and throughout the build up and following the race have maintained good contact and encouragement, for which I am very appreciative.

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