Cambridgeshire family gets sporty to say thank you to Papworth Hospital

15:59 29 May 2014

The Arnold family. Picture: ALAN BENNETT

The Arnold family. Picture: ALAN BENNETT

Alan Bennett/Media Imaging Solutions 2014

Three generations of a family completed a team run in aid of the hospital which saved the life of one of their own.

Ray Arnold, 63, of Southery, the founder of business Fenland Garage Doors, received a life-saving double heart bypass operation at Papworth Hospital in Cambridge.

As a way to say thanks to the hospital staff for their efforts, the Arnold family decided to take part in the Subway and Heart Research UK Family 5km event at Milton Country Park.

Mr Arnold’s wife Ellie, son Paul, daughter in law Laura and grandchildren Beth and twins Hollie and Josie completed the course while he cheered from the sidelines.

Mrs Arnold said: “I am speechless as to how great Papworth Hospital is and the fantastic advances that allow you to scan the heart in so much detail.

“It is all helping to raise awareness of heart disease and knowing the symptoms, as well as getting more people to exercise and be active.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Wisbech Standard visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Wisbech Standard staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Wisbech Standard account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

36 minutes ago
Neil Clark and his wife Alyson, here pictured with their two year-old son Alfie, will be driving a tractor from Land's End to John O'Groats to raise money for EACH. Picture: Ian Burt

With her dazzling smile little Mikayla was a shining light of love and laughter.

Yesterday, 15:40
Thomas Clarkson Academy's top achieving student, Alicia Baghdouyan.

Outgoing principal Clare Claxton signed off her tenure as head of Thomas Clarkson Academy, Wisbech, with the best set of GCSE results for years.

Yesterday, 17:40
Derren Singleton. Photo courtesy of KL.FM.

An 11-year-old boy from Wisbech has been hailed a hero after he saved a toddler from drowning in a swimming pool in Thetford.

Yesterday, 13:41
Det Sgt Matt Swash arriving at Crown Court

A March-based police officer has been dismissed immediately and without notice for gross misconduct.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Wisbech Standard e-edition E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up