StreetDoctors run Leicesters Big 10K

A group of medical students at the University will tackle the Big 10K in Abbey Park on Sunday 30 April to raise funds for the StreetDoctors charity.

Leicester StreetDoctors are a group of medical students at the University of Leicester, who teach young people at risk of knife and gun crime life-saving first aid and aim to change their attitudes to violence.

They currently work with Leicestershire County Council Youth Offending Team, the Leicester Tigers Hitz scheme, and with Leicester City Football Club to deliver teaching sessions in Leicester and the surrounding areas.

StreetDoctors grew from its initial beginnings in Liverpool when medical students began to teach bespoke first aid sessions to those who had witnessed or been victim of knife crime to become a national charity in 2013. It now consists of over 350 volunteers in 18 teams across 14 cities in the UK -including Leicester.

To raise money for the charity the team have signed up for Leicester's Big 10K in Abbey Park which starts at 9am on Sunday 30 April.