Katherine is running the London Marathon
Katherine Hall is putting herself to the challenge of running in this year’s London Marathon. Katherine will be running for a national charity – The Ambulance Staff Charity (TASC). TASC is a UK charity that supports working ambulance staff in the NHS and independent sector and also those that no longer work and may be through ill health or retirement. The charity is independent and confidential and supports ambulance staff and families with any psychological counselling which may be stress and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) induced. They also support with any physical rehabilitation that may be required following any injury that may have occurred in service.
Here Katherine tells us in her own words why she is running the marathon for The Ambulance Staff Charity (TASC): “As a registered nurse working in the NHS for 20 years and currently working as a named nurse safeguarding children in DCHS, I have a great understanding about the emergency services that are often first on scene for significant and traumatic events. The ambulance service like other NHS staff are also subject to physical and emotional abuse whilst trying to ensure that patients are safe and have appropriate health care.
My husband is also a paramedic and has worked for the ambulance service for 16 years. Unfortunately during this time he has been exposed to violence and traumatic situations.
I’m passionate that staff have the opportunity to access confidential psychological and counselling services to ensure that their emotional health and wellbeing is paramount. This will in return ensure that they are able to continue to work and provide a first class service in these challenging times.
As you can imagine the training itself is a challenge, however I’m happy to rise to the challenge!
I have a fundraising target of £2000 and if anyone would like to sponsor me, please see the link for my fundraising page here.