Henley parkrun are celebrating the 75th Anniversary of the NHS this Saturday (8 July).
Henley parkrun is a free 5k event that takes place every Saturday morning from 9am at 40 Acre Path, off Tilebarn Close. It is open to walkers and runners of all ages and abilities and is coordinated entirely by volunteers from the local community.
Organisers would love to encourage as many NHS staff to come along and take part this Saturday. There will be themed music playing which will include the Scrubs theme tune, Doctor Doctor by the Thompson Twins and Dr Feelgood by Aretha Franklin as well as cakes and a board where people can write their thanks to the NHS.
Connect Health, which runs a community musculoskeletal service in Oxfordshire, will be getting involved in the event with employees volunteering, cheering on the participants and taking part in the event themselves. Mike Carpenter, consultant MSK (musculoskeletal) clinician, Head of Clinical Delivery (South) and MSK National Lead for Connect Health, described the NHS 75 parkrun as “a great opportunity for people to take steps towards improved health and wellbeing by walking, jogging, running, volunteering or coming along and clapping on the side lines.”