MEDICAL professionals took part in a seven-a-side charity football tournament in aid of diabetes research.
Employees from Wrexham Maelor Hospital, including pharmacists, medical staff, dieticians, theatre staff, porters, nurses, consultants, medical students and members of the wider community all played to raise money for the Awyr Las and the Junior Diabetes Research Foundation.
Dr Steve Stanaway, a consultant at the hospital has set himself the challenge of climbing Aconcagua, one of the highest peaks in the southern hemisphere, early next year to raise funds for what he has dubbed his Aim High campaign.
He has undertaken many fundraising events to raise the target £10,000 for the diabetes charities.
Dr Stanaway said: “Working as an NHS consultant in diabetes in North Wales I have some intimate knowledge of the particular challenges faced by diabetics every day.”
Dietician Eileen Duff thought it would be a good idea to get departments in the hospital together on a fun, social day out taking part in a sporting activity.
She said: “A football tournament was an easy choice with access to fantastic facilities nearby. Word about the tournament soon spread with seven teams turning up on the day to support this worthwhile cause.”
A total of £355 was raised with additional sponsorship from Wesleyan Medical Sickness to fund the playing grounds.
There was a dramatic finish on penalties in the final with the ITU team turning out overall winners.