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Join the NHS@75 parkrun... and give our charity a boost

A group of people on a tree-lined pavement taking part in a parkrun

As part of July's celebrations to mark the 75th anniversary of the NHS, Swansea Bay parkrun is dedicating both the senior and junior runs on July 8/9th to our health service.

Runners are invited to get kitted out in NHS blue to express their support while hot bacon butties will be served up by The Secret Beach Bar and Kitchen, which is situated near the start of the 5km parkrun course.

This is an out and back course along the seafront, starting on The Promenade, heading towards Mumbles. The turn is at Blackpill and the run then returns along the same course, finishing at The Secret Beach Bar and Kitchen. The course is flat and suitable for wheelchair users.

A first timers and tourists briefing will take place outside The Secret Beach Bar and Kitchen at 8.45am, followed by the pre-event briefing at the same location five minutes later, before heading to the starting point at the Cenotaph.

There is a pay and display car park at The Secret Beach Bar and Kitchen, while further car parking is available at the Recreation Ground on Mumbles Road.

Swansea Bay's Health Charity, which supports lots of great initiatives for our health board, will be on site to raise funds and runners, volunteers and spectators are also invited to make a £2 donation by texting NHSRUN to 70490.

If you'd like to take part in the celebration run, which is free of charge, it is important to register beforehand in order to be issued with an event barcode. More details can be found here.

  • If this story has inspired you to raise funds for your local NHS, then the Swansea Bay Health Charity would love to hear from you.

Swansea Bay Health Charity (registered charity number 1122805) is the official charity of Swansea Bay University Health Board.

It plays a vital role in raising money for projects and activities that support patients, while it also supports a range of projects to improve the working conditions and support available to staff. 

Nearly all wards and departments have their own fund, which all come under the Swansea Bay Health Charity umbrella. So if someone wants to give something back for the care they or a loved one has received, the charity ensures the funds raised will go directly there.

The charity does not replace NHS funding but uses generations donations received from patients, their families, staff and local communities to provide above and beyond what they NHS can provide.

Email the charity team at:

To find out more, follow this link to the Swansea Bay Health Charity website.

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