Chloe’s virtual five miles for poorly children in hospital

Published: 21st March 2021

One of our youngest and newest volunteers Chloe Boyne has again signed up to take part in this year’s virtual OX5RUN for the Oxford Children’s Hospital, part of the Oxford Hospitals Charity.

Chloe Boyne, 18, will be taking on the five miles by running in her village of Benson on what would of been this year’s annual race day, on Sunday, March 28th.

The OX5 is the annual five mile fun run which raises money for the Oxford Children’s Hospital, Horton children’s ward in Banbury, and children’s critical care areas at the John Radcliffe Hospital.

The money raised by the annual five mile race every year helps to fund the added extras and comforts for the young patients and their families. Since the OX5 Run launched in 2002 over £1 million has been raised helping towards funding in recent years new parent accommodation, sensory equipment, state of the art monitoring equipment and other cutting edge medical equipment, toys, games and artwork among other much important extras and facilities that help make the child’s stay in hospital brighter and more comfortable, often while being treated for weeks and months on end.

Over the years Play2Give has assembled a team running five miles to raise big smiles, and in 2019 with our biggest ever team of “Superheroes” raising over £1,500 dressed as caped crusaders. We hope the OX5 RUN can return in its usual form in the beautiful setting of the grounds of Blenheim Palace in 2022 where we hope we can cape up another spectacular team next year.

Well done to Chloe, who is representing P2G and good luck. She has already raised £75 online so is off a flying start.

Chloe was part of a young group of NCS graduates from Didcot Team 4 in August 2019 who chose Play2Give to fundraise for as their Summer social action charity as part of their NCS programme. Their efforts helped us that year to fund 150 thermo-cooling mugs for parents to stay on the wards while catching a much needed cuppa break. Another example of how funds help to provide these added additional comforts such as these wonderful mugs.

Chloe was also one of our Superheroes who took part in the very first challenge our caped crusaders, including Batman and Robin, took on in September 2019 walking the entire distance from Didcot to the JR, raising over £580 for the Children’s Hospital from generous donations in buckets from the generous public.

Please join us in wishing Chloe good luck for a week today, and we look forward to sharing her progress from her own virtual race day.

Chloe’s fundraising page