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 Cambs Times 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 Cambs Times 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 Cambs Times 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

10:33
The fire was started deliberately, say police

A grieving widower told an inquest how he accidently ran over his wife in her car outside the home they shared in a Fenland village.

17:38
Facet, March, New manager Kris Harrold is setting up outdoor gym for disabled and able bodied people and 
promoteing garden centre. Picture: Steve Williams.

The first red carpet summer prom and an outdoor gym for the public are just two pioneering plans in the pipeline by the new manager of a centre for adults with learning difficulties in March.

16:25
WI. Going to london to Buckingham Palace garden party. Picture:Steve Williams.

The ladies of the Isle of Ely WI donned their finest hats and dresses today for a garden party at Buckingham Palace.

15:35
Scenes from CCTV footage in March

Tracing missing people is one of the top reasons for CCTV cameras to spring into action in three of the four Fen towns.

Most read stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Cambs Times e-edition today E-edition