BBC Celebrity Pointless – Eurovision Special winner Russ Spencer stormed to victory at the weekend with fellow band member Natalie Powers when they won a fantastic £2,500 for Bournemouth Hospital Charity and another charity.
Russ and Natalie, who are part of the band Scooch that represented the UK in the Eurovision song contest in 2007, each chose a charity and the split their winnings evenly. Russ chose Bournemouth Hospital Charity as his friends and family have benefited from the hospital in the past.
Russ Spencer said, “I wanted to support the hospital as my mum was treated there and I wanted to show my gratitude.”
His £1,250 will go towards a new Leg Curl machine for the Physiotherapy Department at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital and costs over £5,000. The machine will replace the old equipment and will benefit patients needing to strengthen their hamstring leg muscles. This is particularly vital for patients that have had ligament reconstructions in their knees but will be used to help many patients needing to strengthen their legs.
Russ is also showing his support for the charity’s Twilight Walk for Women by officially starting the walk at Bournemouth seafront this Friday at 8pm. Twilight Walk for Women sees walkers take a 1km, 5km or 10km stroll at twilight to help raise money for life-changing equipment and treatment at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital. Funds raised at the 2016 event will go towards Myosure equipment that will help diagnose and treat cancer of the womb and Botox injections to help treat women with overactive bladders.
Registration forms can be picked up from the Charity Office situated in the main entrance at the Royal Bournemouth Hospital or you can register online at http://www.bournemouthhospitalcharity.org.uk/ Registration costs £15 per adult (16 and over), £7.50 for children age 5-15 and its free for under 5s. Fancy dress is optional.