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Door to door hospital walk for father and son

Father and son team Scott and Adam McCreight are set to walk from Hull Royal Infirmary to Scunthorpe General Hospital to raise money for charity.

Police officer Scott made the decision to walk the 23 miles from the door of the Neurology Department at Hull Royal Infirmary (HRI) to the Stroke Unit at Scunthorpe General Hospital (SGH) after his mother in law had a stroke seven weeks ago.

It due to the immediate care she received at SGH Emergency Care department, followed by HRI and then the stroke unit at SGH that he decided he wanted to do something to say thank you.

Along with his mother in law his own mum was treated at both hospitals 14 years ago when she found out she had a tumour on her spine that destroyed her vertebrae. After an operation in London she was cared for at HRI and SGH, which prevented her from needing to be in a wheelchair.

Both Scott and Adam will be accompanied by two of Scott’s close friends - Ivan Simms, a fellow police officer, and Paul Lilleyman, owner of Woodworx Joinery.

The team of four will raise money to be split between the neurology department at HRI and the stroke fund at the Health Tree Foundation, the official charity for Scunthorpe General Hospital.

Adam, who is 15 and a pupil at Frederick Gough School, said: “I wanted to do the walk with my dad because I wouldn’t have a nana if they hadn’t done what they had done at the hospital.”

Scott said: “I’m really proud of my son for doing this walk with me. We want to say a huge thank you for the great care our family has received.”

They will set off at 5am from HRI on Saturday October 29 with the aim of reaching SGH by midday, leaving plenty of time for them to get to the Scunthorpe United match.

Scott said: “I could hardly miss kick off at one of the most important games of the season.”

Scunthorpe United will be welcoming Scott and Adam onto the pitch at half time for an interview in front of all the fans.

Scott added: “I just want to say a massive thank you to everyone that has helped us to get this far. We’ve raised over £200 already and our target is £1,000.

“Thank you to Go Outdoors Scunthorpe for donating the T-shirts, thank you to the T-shirt Shack in Scunthorpe for printing the shirts, thank you to Woodworx for their support and thank you to Scunthorpe United.”

Ward sister at the stroke unit at SGH, Tina Drewery said: “We are all really grateful here at the unit for what they are doing. It’s so wonderful to be appreciated and valued by the families and our patients.”

To help Scott reach his target you can donate here: or text MCCR80 followed by the amount you wish to donate to 70070.  

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