Vitality British 10k London Run
We had a fun day on 10th July at Vitality British 10k Run. The weather was perfect for running: warm, overcast and the occasional bit of rain. So off we went – quick runners (Steve and Dan), not far behind runners (Charlotte and Julian) and walking the route (Geoff) along Piccadilly, up and down Regents Street, into St James’ then down to Trafalgar Square and Nelson’s Column on to St Paul’s Cathedral before running down White Lion Hill and then over Westminster Bridge to Houses of Parliament, round a bit of U turn circling Parliament Square then on to Whitehall. All-in-all a pretty fantastic sightseeing run.
We have places for 2017 and 2018. It doesn’t matter how fast or slow, young or old you are, we’d love to hear from you if you fancy running 10k in the heart of London.
£12,259 research grant
Asthma is a common condition. Children and young people with uncontrolled asthma experience daily symptoms, frequent asthma attacks, poor school attendance and poor quality of life. Poor adherence to regular treatment is the main cause of uncontrolled asthma but assessing adherence to treatment is challenging. In this study paediatric consultants and specialist nurses from Birmingam Children’s Hospital are using a novel approach to measure adherence objectively which in turn will enable us to provide regular structured feedback and support to children and families. They envisage that improving adherence will have a positive impact on asthma control measures including quality of life.
£2,900 technology grant
Following an approach from the Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital for a grant towards the redevelopment of its highly-rated hospital school, we have been delighted to pay for 6 iPads and the video conferencing technology that will allow children who are not able to leave their beds to ‘virtually’ attend lessons in the schoolroom whether being delivered by the hospital school or by patients’ own schools.