Pedal the extra mile for local cancer patients

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Claire Moore, Macmillan cancer support worker (left), Rachael Wilson, Jordan Carter and Janine Evans from our Hospitals Charity and Linsey Woodhouse personalised care officer

Claire Moore, Macmillan cancer support worker (left), Rachael Wilson, Jordan Carter and Janine Evans from our Hospitals Charity and Linsey Woodhouse personalised care officer

Our Hospitals Charity is challenging people across the Tees Valley and North Yorkshire to pedal their way to help support patients with cancer and other long term conditions.

The charity is urging everyone to get on their bike and go that extra mile by clocking up 300 miles over two months as part of its virtual Tour De Trinity challenge.

Participants are invited to see how many miles they can clock up during September and October or they can join in the fun by covering a shorter distance on their own or with friends – every mile counts and every penny raised will be donated to the Trinity Holistic Centre at The James Cook University Hospital and the Friarage Hospital in Northallerton.

It is £5 to register and fundraisers are asked to raise a minimum of £30. All proceeds will go directly to the Trinity Holistic Centre; which promotes wellbeing in cancer patients and their families, offering complementary therapies and emotional and psychological support.

Andrew Craggs and Jane Raif, owners of Bike Scene in Guisborough

Andrew Craggs and Jane Raif, owners of Bike Scene in Guisborough

As well as raising money for a great cause, each cyclist will be entered into a raffle for the chance to win a Rockhopper mountain bike worth up to £549 courtesy of Bike Scene, in Guisborough.

Lyndsey Hoare, personalised care and volunteer development manager at the Trinity Holistic Centre, said: “We are delighted that Our Hospitals Charity is supporting with the set-up of the Tour De Trinity challenge to raise funds for our service.

“We’re a charitable service so the money raised from this event will make a huge difference and will allow us to carry on supporting our patients and their families.”

Tommy Harrington, from Our Hospitals Charity added: “We’ve asked people to challenge themselves to cover 300 miles between 1 September and 31 October as it costs over £300,000 to operate the Trinity Holistic Centre each year.

“If you can’t cover 300 miles that’s okay, it doesn’t matter what fitness level you have, anyone can enter and cover any distance. Tour De Trinity is all about getting on your bike, being active and raising money for one of our incredible local services.

“You can do it on your own, with your family or have a competition with your friends or colleagues to see who can achieve the most miles. Good luck.”

If you would like to take part, sign up today via – https://southtees.enthuse.com/cf/tour-de-trinity-a5bcd

Don’t forget to share your progress photographs on the Our Hospitals Charity and Trinity Holistic Centre social media pages along with the hastags #TourDeTrinity #TrinityHolisticCentre