GOSH patients prepare for RBC Race for the Kids with TV training session 

siblings take part in TV training session to prepare for RBC Race for the Kids
6 May 2014
Great Ormond Street Hospital patients and siblings took part in a running master class with Olympian Darren Campbell and world class sprinter Jeanette Kwakye for Sky Sports Game Changers to help them prepare for RBC Race for the Kids. 

The athletic pair hosted the special training session as a feature for Game Changers, a live Saturday morning kids show on Sky Sports that aims to help young people get active, have fun and try new sports. The training will also help them prepare for the RBC Race for the Kids 5k family fun run on Sunday 8 June, which will raise vital funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity.

The fourteen patients and their siblings who attended were put through their paces with fun games and activities to improve their general fitness, running style and sprint starts ahead of the 5k fun run in London’s Battersea Park.

Money raised from the event will help fund the essential redevelopment of Great Ormond Street Hospital, replacing outdated wards with modern, spacious facilities which will enable a parent or carer to stay comfortably by their child’s bedside and provide state-of-the-art facilities to treat more children.

Darren Campbell said: “We were so inspired by the patients and families we met at our training session for Sky Sports Game Changers and it was a real privilege to have the chance to help them prepare for the RBC Race for the Kids.”

Watch the Game Changers episode.