Jayne Lowey, a member of County Health Partnerships’ health visiting team, has raised over £600 for the St Mary’s Community Park Project by running the Nottingham 10k in memory of Nikki Herbison. Nikki, who was the Project’s Chairperson, tragically passed away in May after collapsing whilst taking part in Parkrun in Rushcliffe Country Park.
On hearing the news, our local health visiting team were keen to do something in her memory. So Jayne, who’s a health visitor here in Ruddington, decided to raise funds for the Project that was so close to Nikki’s heart by running in the Women’s Running 10k race at Victoria Embankment on 19 July. She set up a page on the MyDonate website to collect donations – and smashed her initial target of £500 by raising £610 in just a few weeks.
On the site, Jayne explains her decision to run the 10k in aid of the Project: ‘The health visiting team were saddened to hear of the loss of Nikki Herbison. Nikki was inspirational in her role to raise funds and drive forwards the project. The community are doing an amazing job to continue to strive for the development of the playground.’
Jayne’s MyDonate page will be accepting donations until 19 August 2014. So if you’d like to contribute, you can do so by visiting https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/jaynelowey1. You can keep up to date with developments and fundraising events for the St Mary’s Community Park Project by liking their Facebook page. By Faye Stenson