Norman Rowe Triathlon fundraiser
7 - 9 July 2017
05 May 2017 (Last updated: 5 May 2017 12:29)
A group of three BAOMS trainee surgeons are going to perform gruelling feats of endurance during a three-day ironman triathlon challenge to raise money for the Norman Rowe International Educational Foundation (NRIEF). The intrepid trio – Jim Higginson, Anand Kumar and fundraising leader Cristina Frezzini - will each do one of the legs of the challenge on the Welsh mountains (see below for more information) on the weekend of 7 to 9 July 2017.
Most recently NRIEF's ongoing missions have supported the restoration and development of the health and surgical care system of Nepal, devastated in the disastrous earthquake of 2015. Our group of three trainees are set to raise funds to sustain upcoming missions.
NRIEF is a sub-committee of the British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons (BAOMS) set up to support developing and post-conflict countries with international educational and humanitarian missions.
The ironman triathlon team:
7 July: Jim Higginson will swim 3.8 km in open water
8 July: Anand Kumar will tackle the 180 km cycle (through hilly Wales!)
9 July: Cristina Frezzini will run 42.1 km of the final day marathon
Fundraising team leader Jim Higginson (National Institute for Health Research (NHIR) Academic Clinical Fellow and Specialty Trainee in Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery in the West Midlands Deanery, and BAOMS member), who’s been closely monitoring the trainee surgeons training programme, says: “We believe our cause is a good one, so please if you think the same, we would really appreciate any donations. And, if anyone wants to offer support on the day... join us in Wales. Thanks, and wish us luck!"
Information about how to donate
Information about the course and where to find our trio
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