Published on Thursday 01 March 2018
A Wirral hospital worker finally has his sights set on completing the London Marathon after spending 7 years trying to secure a place.
Clinical Support Worker, Dave Badley, from Greasby is training intensively to achieve his ambition and will use the opportunity to raise money for WUTH Charity; the official charity of Wirral University Teaching Hospital. Every penny that he raises will be donated to the trust’s Cancer Fund, which is a cause close to Dave’s heart.
He explained: “I have worked at Arrowe Park Hospital for 25 years and have been spent the last four years in the operating theatres. I support the hospital’s colorectal team, which diagnoses and treats patients with cancer and benign diseases affecting the bowel.
“The nature of my job means that I am involved with the care of many cancer patients and I also know a lot of people who have been affected by the illness, which is why I want to use my marathon place to make a difference.”
Dave has ran three previous marathons but this will be the first time that he has attempted the London Marathon, which takes place on 22nd April.
He added: “After seven years of trying unsuccessfully to get a place, I’d decided that this was the last time I was going to apply so I can’t wait to take part.
“I have had great support from my family, colleagues and local gym and am now hoping to raise as much money as possible to support the important cancer care we provide here at Arrowe Park Hospital.”
If you would like to find out more about supporting WUTH Charity’s Cancer fund, or any other areas of WUTH Charity, please visit wuth.nhs.uk/charity.