Local Chiropractor Simon Rose will be walking the entire length of the Cotswold Way, that’s over 100 miles from Chipping Camden to Bath, in order to raise money for Bristol Children’s Hospital’s charity The Wallace and Gromit Appeal.
Bristol Children’s Hospital does an amazing job day after day of looking after very poorly children. Simon’s son Edward was born with a serious congenital heart defect called Fallot’s Tetralogy in 2007 and he received his life saving open heart surgery at Bristol Children’s Hospital in 2008.
Simon says “It is very important to myself and our family to be able to give something back to the Bristol Children’s Hospital after they saved our sons’ life. He may need further corrective surgery when he is older and so we will always support their charity as much as we possibly can.” Simon would like to split the money he raises between the intensive care unit and the cardiology unit who are currently trying to raise £250000 for a new echocardiogram machine.
Sponsorship forms in the reception room of Simon’s clinic the Longlevens Chiropractic & Sports Injury Clinic have drawn great attention and Simon has been truly touched by the generosity and support shown by patients so far. “Here at the clinic we feel part of what is a really wonderful community in Longlevens. In light of recent events in Gloucester with the riots etc it is important to remember that Gloucester really is a fantastic city made up of wonderful people and I am being shown great support by members of this community for my fundraising efforts.”
This will be the second major fundraising event that Simon has organised and completed, the first having been the Three Peaks in 2009. The Cotswold Way challenge starts on September 8th and Simon and three of his friends will complete it in four days. You can sponsor Simon at www.justgiving.com/Leah-Rose