Carol Dovener, an accountant at Bradford-based practice Watson Buckle, has raised almost £400 for Bradford Royal Infirmary’s Neonatal unit by running the Abbey Dash.

The Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash is one of the UK’s fastest 10k road races and sees competitors from across the region running the challenging route in an hour or less.

Despite running at a blistering pace, Carol managed to achieve a time of an hour and one minute – narrowly missing out n her goal of under a minute.

Carol was delighted to have raised £370 plus Gift Aid for the Neonatal Unit for Bradford Hospitals Charity, Watson Buckle’s chosen charity of the year for 2019.

The decision to raise money for the Neonatal unit at Bradford Royal Infirmary was made after Associate Director, Gillian Craven, experienced the unit’s care first-hand in 2018 when her son Rafe was born three months early and was looked after by the dedicated team.

Speaking about her successful run, Carol said: “Thanks to the support of my colleagues, family and friends, I was determined to complete the Leeds Abbey Dash in a good time”.

“Gillian’s story has touched us all at Watson Buckle, and we have all been doing our best to fundraise for Bradford Hospitals Charity this year.  I am delighted with the generosity of people and the total amount I have raised which exceeded my expectation.”

Watson Buckle’s Joint Managing Director Mark Wilcock congratulated Carol on her achievement, said: “Carol did very well in the Abbey Dash and we are all extremely proud of her commitment to raise money for the Neonatal unit”.

“It is only through the selfless actions of our fantastic team that we have been able to raise so much money for the Neonatal this year. I am sure the money which we have raised will help towards making a real impact at Bradford Royal Infirmary’s Neonatal unit.”

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