Charity success for Hull York Medical School

22 September 2017
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Dr Gabrielle Finn from the Health Professions Education Unit, with Colin Jackson CBE


Physician Associates conquer Yorkshire Warrior for Hull Food Bank

On September 17, a group of Year 2 students from the Physician Associate programme joined forces with Hull York Medical School clinicians to tackle Yorkshire Warrior, Yorkshire’s ultimate 10km extreme event, facing obstacles with such daunting names as the Barbed Wire Baby Crawl, Electro Shock Therapy and Stairway to Hell. The team tackled the grueling course to raise money for Hull Food Bank, and so far have reached over £290 of their £500 target. 

You can still show your support for the team and the cause by donating here.

(Left to right: Sam Davis, Phoebe Whitehouse, Steven Dumont, Katie Noad, Becky Archer, Beth Clark, Tony Cosgrove, Mike Moore)


Great North Gabrielle

Gabrielle Finn, Director of Hull York Medical School's postgraduate Health Professions Education programme, has raised £1200 for Middlesbrough and Teesside Philanthropic Foundation, which 

supports children needing new wheelchairs, the homeless, neonatal units and much more. Gabrielle joined the likes of Mo Farrah to successfully complete the Great North Run, a grueling half marathon course which runs through Newcastle.

To top off this fantastic achievement, Gabrielle enjoyed 15 minutes of fame as she was interviewed by Colin Jackson CBE for the BBC. Take a look at Gabrielle's star-making television appearance here, at around 3hrs 50mins


Mental health marathon

Marketing and Communications Administrator Lauren Tyler has finally completed her year-long challenge of running over 30 miles for mental health in 2017. By completing the Sheffield 10k on

Sunday 24 September Lauren will have reached a running total of 32 miles in 2017 to support the removal of mental health stigma.

She has run the Sheffield Half Marathon in April, the Humber Half Marathon in June, and will now complete the last part of her journey back in Sheffield, raising over £200 for Hull and East Yorkshire Mind so far.

If you would like to show your support please email Lauren