AN ORTHOPAEDIC Hospital appeal has been chosen as the charity partner for an inaugural 10k run in Oswestry.

The Veterans’ Orthopaedic Centre Appeal has been selected as the official charity partner for the inaugural The Marches School Oswestry 10k – organised by members of Oswestry Olympians Running Club – taking place on Sunday, March 1.

Ashling Donohoe-Harrison, governance assistant at the hospital and part of the organising committee for the event, was pleased with the partnership.

“We’re delighted to be working with the Veterans’ Orthopaedic Centre Appeal as our charity partner,” she said.

“The work that’s being done at RJAH to support and care for veteran patients is really important and we’re thrilled to be supporting it.

“The event planning has gone really well and we’re overwhelmed with the amount of people who have already signed up to take part.”

The dedicated Veterans’ Orthopaedic Centre at the Oswestry-based hospital will allow the current Veterans’ Service, led by Lieutenant Colonel Carl Meyer, consultant orthopaedic surgeon and serving officer in the British Army, to be further expanded.

And Helen Knight, fundraising manager, added: “I’d like to thank the committee who are organising the Marches School Oswestry 10k for choosing the appeal as their charity partner for the event.

“It looks to be a really exciting run so if anyone would like to take part and raise a bit of money for our Veterans’ Appeal, please get in touch with me.

“We’re asking that runners raise a minimum of £50 and will be given a running top in return.”

If anyone would like to take part in the event in aid of the Veterans’ Orthopaedic Centre Appeal, please contact Helen at