Hear from David about why he's taking part in this years London 10k for the Friends of the Royal London Hospital...
Name: David Rampton
Job Role: Mostly retired gastroenterologist, Royal London Hospital
Running For: Friends of The Royal London Hospital (Whitechapel)
What inspired you to run for the Hospital Friends?
I joined The London Hospital as a young consultant in 1989, and have worked here ever since. Despite starting on April Fool’s Day, I’ve loved being here and have never for a moment regretted my move all those years ago. Running for the Hospital Friends is just a tiny payback for everything I’ve gained and learnt from working at the London.
What are your goals in taking part in the Asics London 10k?
I want to finish, to have the sun shining, and to raise some funds for the hospital. And of course I’m looking forward to a drink in the pub afterwards with a group of Old Londoners who after a long gap will be meeting again for this event.
Tell us something personal about what running and/or supporting charities mean for you?
I took up running about 15 years ago and have plodded, at an ever-decreasing pace, along a range of distances in Britain and elsewhere. I most enjoy running in the countryside, but am always happy to go for a run through London, especially if the run is combined with a bit of fund-raising for a charity like The Friends.
If you would like to see who else is running, make sure to have a look at their running profiles, or if you would like to donate click here.
The Friends of the Royal London Hospital is a charity dedicated to improving hospital amenities for both patients and staff. It has links to the Residential Support Department at Queen Mary University and is also connected to Queen Mary medical students, who complete some of their course at the Royal London Hospital.
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