NNUH Occupational Therapist to cycle across Vietnam in aid of NNUH Appeal
Carin Nutt, Senior Occupational Therapist is cycling across Vietnam to Cambodia, to raise funds for the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH).
Carin has already completed the Cambridge to Norwich Bike Ride in September as part of her training, raising over £400, for the hospitals Targeted Radiotherapy Appeal, and now she has her eyes set on completing the 450km Vietnam bike ride challenge.
This time Carin will be joined by friends Megan Evans and Lucy Cozens who will also be cycling the 450 km. Carin will be supporting the NNUHs Slipper fund which provides appropriate, safe, footwear for vulnerable patients arriving in hospital without slippers, whilst Megan and Lucy are fundraising for East Anglian Air Ambulance.
The trio are training hard, and are taking part in additional fundraising including regular bike sessions on turbo trainers in the NNUH atriums at weekends in November, December and January.
Carin said: I am so looking forward to the challenge. Until the Cambridge to Norwich 77mile bike ride, the most miles I had cycled in a day was 50miles. I am so pleased I can help the hospitals charity in some way and make a difference to our patients.
Louise Cook added: It is wonderful that our staff like Carin, want to support the hospitals own charity and we are so grateful as whilst the NHS provides the necessities, the charity funds projects that make the hospital experience a better one for our patients, visitors and staff. We are always looking for people to get involved in fundraising like Carin so please contact us if you would like to help.
Carin and her colleagues will fly out on 13th February 2014 and returning to the UK on 26th February and if you would like to support her please go to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/CarinNutt
For further information about NNUH and to find out how to support the charity, please call 01603 287107 or visit www.nnuh.nhs.uk