A team from Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital raised £220 for the Anthony Nolan Trust and Leukaemia UK by running in the inaugural Bournemouth Marathon.

Made up of nursing staff, physiotherapists and ward clerks, the Nuffield Health team completed the full marathon through the streets and along the seafront of Bournemouth and Poole.

David McNair, hospital director of Nuffield Health Bournemouth Hospital, says: “Fitness and wellbeing is very important to maintaining a healthy lifestyle, so when we heard about the first Bournemouth Marathon our staff were keen to get involved.

“We are delighted that our team completed the full marathon while raising money to help support such a worthy cause.”

After her son Anthony was born with a rare condition, Shirley Nolan set up the world’s first bone marrow register in 1974 to match donors with people who suffer from blood cancer and are in need of a transplant.

Every day with the use of the register, the charity helps two people in need of a lifesaving transplant to find matching donors.

Roz Scammell, Fiona Lucas, Elisabete Stuart, Chris Tickner, Sonia Budd and David McNair from Nuffield Health raise money by running the Bournemouth Marathon