Meet the runners: Intensive Care nurse takes on Virgin Money
London Marathon for St John Ambulance
Grace Davey: ‘I’ve seen firsthand how [first aid] has a direct
impact on saving lives’
Grace, 22, will be fundraising for the nation’s leading first
aid charity in the lead-up to marathon day when more than 1,000 St
John Ambulance first aiders will line the route, ready to treat
injured runners and spectators.
Grace works as an ICU staff nurse at St Thomas’s Hospital and
has frequently provided first aid in medical emergencies both in
and out of hospital.
She says: ‘Because of my work as a critical care nurse I know
the importance of good quality and immediate first aid and I’ve
seen firsthand how it has a direct impact on saving lives. Everyone
should have first aid training.’
She has already run two half marathons and is now keen to take
on a bigger challenge. Her fundraising efforts will include cake
sales at the hospital, a Christmas themed raffle and bucket
Grace hopes anyone who won a place in the ballot, without
choosing a charity to support, will now join her in fundraising for
St John Ambulance whose volunteers regularly use their first aid
skills to save lives.
Great work Grace! Best of luck!
We’re already looking for next year’s intrepid marathon runners.
Run for the charity that picks you up, dusts you down and gets you
over the finish line, while raising vital life saving funds.
Donors, sponsors, pavement pounders – every pound you give us
helps save lives.
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