A determined supporter of The Children’s Hospital Charity, Phil Clarke, will push himself to the limit when he takes on his fifth running challenge at the Great Yorkshire Run this year. The challenge will see him run alongside other Team Theo members on Sunday, September 28.
Phil Clarke, 42 from Walkley, has tackled some of the most challenging races in the UK in order to raise vital funds for The Children’s Hospital Charity after his eldest daughter, Amy, received excellent treatment from hospital staff after being diagnosed with Developmental Dysplasia of the hip.
Amy, now five, has undergone two major operations for the Developmental Dysplasia – a condition normally developed at birth– and is now firmly on the road to recovery. Yet, Phil is passionate about going the extra mile to help support staff at the hospital and help transform the environment into a brighter place to visit.
He said: “Over the last four years, I’ve completed the Great North Run and the Great Yorkshire Run to raise money for a truly brilliant cause. My biggest single motivation is to raise much needed funds for The Children’s Hospital Charity, Sheffield.
“I’d especially like to say a huge thanks to Mr Flower’s and his team, as they have gone over and beyond in helping Amy recover from the two operations she has undergone. Without the specialist care, the support staff and the facilities provided The Children’s Hospital I fear it may have been a very different outcome for Amy.
“It’s a great feeling and I’m really proud to be a part of Team Theo – a campaign which encourages people to raise money through sporting activities. Hopefully you will never have to visit the hospital with your children and even if you have you cannot deign that the Sheffield Children’s Hospital truly is special given it only one of a small number of specialist children’s hospitals in the country. If you give any charity this year please try and put this one at top or your list so that they can continue to treat and make children better like Amy.”
If you’d like to find more out about how you can make a difference, please visit: www.tchc.org.uk