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Midwives to get muddy for maternity unit

A group of 15 midwives from Grimsby hospital are all set to get muddy in an effort to raise funds for the maternity unit.

The staff, who work on the blueberry, jasmine, holly and honeysuckle wards, are all set to take part in the Filthy Girl Mud Run being held at Derbyshire’s Catton Hall on Saturday August 20.

Funds raised will be donated to the hospital charity, the Health Tree Foundation, to be spent on the maternity unit at Diana, Princess of Wales Hospital.

The midwives are signed up to compete in a 5k or 10k muddy obstacle course. The runners include two retired midwives, one who is aged over 65, as they have agreed to help their former colleagues raise money.

The idea for the fundraiser started back in January when midwife Gemma Logan-McRae decided to go on a health kick. Her colleagues have backed her all the way, agreeing to do the muddy challenge.  

Gemma, who has lost five stone since the start of the year, said: “We are really excited to take on this challenge. We just want to be able to improve our unit for our mums and their babies.”

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