A DENTAL practice team is set to run 160 miles in one day to raise money for a hospital.
Members of the Hickman House Dental Surgery team based in Hickman Road, Penarth are taking on the relay challenge from Twickenham Stadium to the Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on June 9 to raise funds for Rookwood Hospital where one of their dentists, Mark Roach was treated after he was paralysed following a motorbike crash.
The team have just been nominated for a UK dental team and practice manager award for the way in which they responded to two tragedies in the space of just three months which saw one of the principal dentist's husband die from cancer and Mr Roach, the other principal dentist, paralysed following a crash.
It comes after the team won the Welsh Dentistry Award for best team in September last year.
Kirsty White, the practice manager, said: "We wanted something we could as a team and we try to do something every year."
Since deciding to do it in September last year, they have received support from Wright's Dentists and Vale of Glamorgan Brewery.
The relay will involved three group stages and two individual stages and the team has a target of £2000.
The runners include Kirsty White, Anthony Bannon, Jason Sugrue, Laurence Gazi, Naila Varma, Tania Roach, Alice Springall, Lydia Moreton, Joe Roach, Baileigh Roach and Rhys Loxton with four support crew including Charlotte Lloyd, Debbie White, Andrew White and Ross Ballett.
Before they set off, they are organising a family fun car treasure hunt.
The hunt will start at 12pm on Monday, May 1 and will take place around Cosmeston Lakes, Barry Island and around the Vale before a prize giving ceremony at the end.
Entry will be £10 a car on the day.
To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Hickmanlondoncardiff.