Charity walk to be held to raise money for Warwick Hospital's Orthopaedic department

It is due to take place later this year

Monday, 26th April 2021, 11:53 am
Updated Monday, 26th April 2021, 12:00 pm

A charity walk is being held to help raise money for Warwick Hospital's orthopaedic department.

The walk, conceived and named by Mr Stephen Young - orthopaedic consultant at Warwick Hospital, will take place at Warwick Racecourse on September 12.

It will consist of a mile walk around the course, and there will also be stalls and activities throughout the morning.

The SKY walk is set to take place later this year. Image supplied

Gates will open at 10am, with the walk beginning at 11am and the event concluding at 1pm.

Mr Young, who has been an orthopaedic consultant at Warwick Hospital since 1988, wanted to raise money for the department's charitable fund by gathering people of all ages who have had broken bones mended or joints replaced by the Warwick Hospital team, to walk 'a mile with a smile' together.

The event is open to anyone, and the public are encouraged to sign up and bring their friends and family.

Mr Young said, “I have been part of the orthopaedic team at Warwick Hospital for over 30 years.

The event will be raising money for Warwick Hospital's orthopaedic department

"When I started there were only three consultants. Now we are 13, who of course could not do the job without the excellent support of the wider orthopaedic team.

"We continually strive to improve the service we give to patients.

"The aim of the SKY Walk is to bring the orthopaedic team and patients together and to raise funds for our charitable fund.

"I can’t think of a better way to do this, and celebrate my time at Warwick, than seeing people from the local community coming together for a walk around the racecourse.

"Please come and support your local hospital if you can and let’s hope for a sunny day on September 12.”

For more information email: [email protected] and to register for the Sky Walk go to: https://www.swftcharity.co.uk/get-involved/sky-walk-2021