Hospital staff cycle 100 miles for patient care

A team of dedicated staff from United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust have cycled over 100 miles to raise funds to help improve patient care.

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A team of dedicated staff from United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust have cycled over 100 miles to raise funds to help improve patient care.

12 members of staff from across hospitals in Lincolnshire cycled 103.7 miles between Lincoln County Hospital, Grantham and District Hospital, Pilgrim Hospital, Boston and County Hospital, Louth to raise funds for the ULHT charitable fund.

Sarah Dunnett, non-executive director set the riders off at Grantham, 40 miles later the riders stopped off at Pilgrim hospital for some welcome bacon sandwiches. They then set off 36 miles north over the Lincolnshire Wolds to Louth where staff welcomed them with coffee and cakes. The riders then set off again for the last leg, 28 miles back over the Wolds again, with the weary  riders finishing up at Lincoln and raising over £2000, with more still coming in.

Marie Beck, matron for cancer services said, “This was a fantastic event where friendships were formed during our cycle through the beautiful county of Lincolnshire. The staff of ULHT really enjoyed the day and are delighted to have raised so much money for our hospital charity. We could not have completed this epic ride without the input of our lovely volunteers and helpers were on hand to feed us and support us.”

David Cleave, head of nursing for medicine said that “It was just the most incredible day. Actually travelling between our hospitals under your own steam really brings home the sheer size of our county and organisation, but I think the main thing is that by coming together and achieving this epic journey we really showed what it means to be a united trust.”