Neville hits 1000 in Great Manchester Run for Children’s Hospital
Manchester United coach Phil
Neville has become the 1000th person to join Team
Humphrey and sign up to the Great Manchester Run in support of
Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Charity.
The United star, who swapped
playing for training when he retired as captain of Everton last
year, and his wife Julie are patrons of Royal Manchester Children's
The couple became patrons of the
charity following the birth of their daughter Isabella in 2004 who
was born prematurely at Saint Mary's Hospital and continues to
receive treatment for Cerebral Palsy at Royal Manchester Children's
Phil has now joined another 999
people - a record number of participants for RMCH Charity - who
will hit the streets of Manchester in Europe's biggest 10K running
event and on Sunday 18th May.
Royal Manchester Children's
Hospital Charity are Manchester City Council's nominated Charity
for this year's run.
Phil said: "Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Charity is a
cause that is close to my heart as I have seen and experienced
first-hand the difference that charitable funds make to the
hospital. I was delighted to be able to support the charity
by signing up as their 1000th runner in the Great
Manchester Run this year."
"Hopefully I can inspire some more runners to join our team and
help us to ensure that Royal Manchester Children's Hospital isn't
just the largest children's hospital in the UK, but also one of the
Hannah Thomas, Events & PR Manager at the Royal Manchester
Children's Hospital Charity added:
"We're delighted that Phil has joined Team Humphrey for the
run. This year we want to see as many people as possible
crossing the finish line at the Great Manchester Run wearing Royal
Manchester Children's Hospital Charity green t-shirts.
"It's not too late to join Phil, don your green shirt and
support RMCH Charity at the run. People can still sign up
at www.greatrun.org and
tick to run for us."
If have your own place in the Great Manchester Run and would
like to run in support of Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
Charity please call 0161 276 4522 or visit www.rmchcharity.org.uk.
For further information please
contact: Kate Meighan at SKV Communications on 0161 838 7770
Notes to Editors
About the charity
- The Charity provides resources to make a difficult time a
little bit easier for children and their families who use Royal
Manchester Children's Hospital.
- The hospital is one of five located close together along Oxford
Road, ensuring access to specialist support and better treatment
for all of our patients. Royal Manchester Children's Hospital
treats over 185,000 patients every year. They come from all
over the North West of England and from other parts of the country
for some very specialised treatments.
- Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Charity is part of the
Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Charity. Registered charity number 1049274.