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Jules and Steve Owen smash their personal bests at the British 10k in London
Sunday 13 July 2014


The British 10k boasts one of the best road race routes in the world. Starting on Piccadilly outside The Guards & Calvary Club, Jules and Steve joined runners as they passed the new WW2 Bomber Command Memorial which was unveiled by HM Queen Elizabeth II in June 2012, with Wellington Arch at Hyde Park Corner as the backdrop.

They passed The Ritz, St. James's Palace, Trafalgar Square, St. Paul's Cathedral, the London Eye, Big Ben, the Houses of Parliament, and Westminster Abbey. The race finished on Whitehall at the junction of Royal Horse Guards and Banqueting House after passing Downing Street and The Cenotaph.


Team MRSA Action UK (Jules and Steve) completed the British 10K in 47 and 46 minutes respectively, new personal bests, it was a cooler day so there was some respite from the heat of more recent runs. Phenomenal times for this iconic race!

Now they are preparing for their next race which is Race the Train in Wales in August.

Lauren raises awareness and £20, inspired by Jules

Jules gets a lot of support from her colleagues at work, and we are so pleased that Lauren Brewster, whose mum works with Jules, did a lovely thing and made cakes to sell to raise £20 for MRSA Action UK and helped raise awareness by doing this.



Lauren also took the time to read about MRSA to be able to explain to her school friends why she was raising money for the charity. And, with a bit of help from her mum Andi, she was able to donate £30 to Jules and Steve's fundraising page. A special thanks goes to Lauren and her mum, and of course thank you Jules and Steve!

To support them leave a message on their Just Giving page visit http://www.justgiving.com/JulesnSteve
or text MRSA66 to 70070 and the amount to donate

These are their venues for the rest of 2014:

Race the Train in Wales on the 16th August 2014
Great North Run in Newcastle on the 7th September 2014
Chelmsford Marathon on the 19th October 2014
Great South Run in Portsmouth on 26th October 2014

Go to their dedicated webpage to read more about their fundraising activities
Urgent calls for new antibiotics as the threat of untreatable infections looms
2 July 2014


"If we don't sort this and get new antibiotics, we will see the end of modern medicine as we know it, cancer therapies, routine operations like replacement hips or caesarean sections, people dying young with infections in their hearts, even if we go back to the very old days, people dying of cuts" - Dr Sally Davies, Chief Medical Officer for England

Derek Butler, who lost three relatives to the antibiotic resistant bug MRSA, tells Peter Lane "We are at a precipice, we need global action". Watch Peter Lane's full report here:

How the Longitude Prize Challenge can help preserve the cornerstone of modern medical care - antibiotics


The development of antibiotics has been vital to our survival, yet the rise of antimicrobial resistance is threatening to make them ineffective in the future. We are delighted that the public has chosen antibiotics as the winning challenge, as all the categories were worthy of the investment, so it is heartening to know that awareness of the problem is growing, and that in itself is an achievement. More.....
Wirral Community Trust Infection Prevention and Control Service
5th Infection Prevention and Control Study Day
Friday 26th September 2014
Birkenhead


MRSA Action UK has accepted a speaker invitation to attend to give the patient experience

MRSA Action UK has joined JustGiving
If you think you can help then please get in touch to talk about getting involved, you may like to help with fundraising and raising awareness. You can do this by donating through Just Giving securely or by creating your own fundraising page or a page in memory of someone. 

Just ten pounds could help to support people affected by MRSA or other infections by helping with advice and understanding from others who have been affected.  It could also help to provide patient information leaflets, posters to raise awareness on how to prevent infections, leaflets and training materials for seminars, workshops and education events.

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If you or someone you care about has been affected by a healthcare infection and you wish to discuss this with us, please contact us at info@mrsaactionuk.net