A DOUBLE lung transplant patient is urging people to take part in a run to raise funds for the hospital that saved her life.
Lisa Muscutt, 40, had a double lung transplant at Harefield Hospital, in Hill End Road, in 2007 and has since taken part in the race several times.
“After my transplant I never thought I would have been able to do anything like this, but the great atmosphere on the day and the sense of achievement you feel makes me want to keep doing it,” she said.
The 33rd annual Harefield Hospital Fun Run will take place on September 1, starting and finishing in the hospital grounds, and people can choose a one or three-and-a-half mile course.
Inspired by the first London Marathon of 1980, the first fun run was opened by the late comic, Eric Morcambe, in 1981 and has since raised more than £900,000 for the hospital and research into heart and lung disease.
Entry costs £10 for adults and £5 for children, which includes a race T-shirt, medal and drink.
To take part, contact Desiree on 01895 828820 or email email@example.com.