Tower Rush 4 GOSH 2016 – Race For Charity

Race For Charity in partnership with Total Motions Events were proud to team up with Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital Charity (GOSH) for a charity fundraising event in December 2016.

The event which was held at Broadgate Tower, London was to be the fourth instalment of a unique independent partnership between Race For Charity (formerly “Row For Charity”) and a respective charity organisation, in this case, GOSH alongside Total Motion Events whom orchestrated the challenge and logistic. The tower climb experience took place in one of London’s tallest tower with a staggering 877 steps over 35 floors.

This year, Race For Charity decided to help support Professor Gibson to lead and undertake research related to children and young people’s cancer area alongside building research capacity within nursing and allied health across the Trust. We believe that the this research is fundamental for patient care and wellbeing and ensuring that this is a seed to which further development and cure can be achieved.

Tower Rush 4 GOSH Challenge took place on Saturday 10th December 2016 with thirty six participants coming together from the Muslim community, joined by an Ambassador from GOSH, in which participants were challenged to compete the tower climb in the fastest time. This was co-ordinated with Total Motion Events, in which all participants were timed using state of the art chip-timing devices. This was followed by weeks of fundraising, culminating in an awards ceremony held at The Great Ormond Street Children Hospital on Thursday 12th January 2017where the Race for Charity family were very proud to issue a cheque to GOSH . Overall we raised a very respectful grand total of £12,549.75 for GOSH.

As part of the Race For Charity alliance, staff at GOSH, based in Central London, provided Race for Charity with a special tour of the Hospital. This was part of a pledge this year in which the Race For Charity team wanted their participants to appreciate the works and facilities required for patients at GOSH and provided us with an opportunity to forge a real connection between the fundraisers and the charity’s clients.

Habibul Islam, Race For Charity Project Manager said, “This year we wanted to bring together participants from all across London to raise money and bring in awareness of GOSH and the work they do. We were all kids once and many of us have children of our own, thus it was very important for us to seek an understanding and ensure we can help in giving children at GOSH the best chance to fulfil their potential”

Race For Charity hopes that this years exceptional event was a seed planted and the first of many of these types of events to come in the near future from which fruitful beginnings will grow and allow both participants and charitable organisations to reap the rewards.