Doctors launch fundraising challenge for University Hospital of Wales


Photo left to right: Dr John Thompson, Dr Richard Penketh, Dr Graham Shortland

Doctors from the University Hospital of Wales are taking on an epic challenge to raise money for causes close their hearts.

Dr Graham Shortland, (Executive Medical Director and Consultant Paediatrician), Dr Richard Penketh (Obstetrician Gynaecologist) and Dr John Thompson (Director of the National Poisons Information Service and Honorary Consultant), will be taking part in the Eddystone Charity Sailing Pursuit in Plymouth on Saturday 15 June 2019.

The Eddystone Charity Sailing Pursuit takes place every year in June, where a flotilla of boats take part in the South West’s largest sailing fundraising event, covering 26 choppy nautical miles to the Eddystone lighthouse and back.

Dr Graham Shortland said: “Richard and I have previously taken part in the Eddystone Challenge over a number of years and raised nearly £5,000 for our respective charities. It was such good fun we decided to do it all over again this year with John joining us. We each have a boat and a crew and we’re hoping that some of our colleagues will join us on the challenge and help us to raise even more money, with every donation helping to improving the services we give to our patients.”

Dr Graham Shortland, is raising money for the Health Charity’s Children’s Services Fund, to sponsor him visit:

Dr Richard Penketh, is raising money for the Health Charity’s Obs & Gynae Fund, to sponsor him visit:

Dr John Thompson, is raising money Health Charity’s Poisons Unit Fund, to sponsor him visit:

To find out more about the whole event, go to: