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08 September 2022

Stryker team walks 20 miles between London's MTCs

by Dave Nichols

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DOTS Stryker fundraiser London 31 Aug 22 web montage

A TEAM of medical technology experts has raised more than £3,000 for Day One after completing a 20-mile fundraising challenge between London's four Major Trauma Centres.

The group of eight walkers from Stryker South East took nearly seven hours to complete the hike across the capital city on Wednesday 31 August.

Starting at St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, the team walked to St George’s Hospital, then Kings College Hospital, and finished at Royal London Hospital.

The four hospitals are home to London's Major Trauma Centres (MTCs), which makes up the London Major Trauma System. In 2010, the greater London area became the first in the UK to set up a regional trauma system, which has since been replicated across the UK, helping save and improve the lives of severely injured patients.

"Stryker’s trauma field staff have committed to raise funds for and awareness of Day One. Our team decided to visit every Major Trauma Centre in London on foot using a route that aimed to connect the hospitals using green areas such as parks and river paths. We were thrilled to complete our challenge after seven hours of walking and raising a good amount of money for this incredible charity."

David Course, Territory Sales Manager, Stryker

Stryker is one of the world’s leading medical technology companies, which provides medical and surgical equipment. The company is taking on a series of challenges to support Day One as their technology is often used by surgeons treating major trauma patients.

Earlier this year a team from the company's South West branch raised nearly £2,000 by walking 33k along the South West Coastal Path and Exe Estuary Trail. And next month another Stryker team is hosting a charity golf day.

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