NNUH Gastro team challenge
The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals (NNUH) Gastro team will undertaking a challenge cycle 90 miles to the annual British Society of Gastroenterology tripartite meeting on 21st June.
A team of doctors and nurses are cycling from Cambridge to London for the meeting and making the most of the fitness challenge by raising money for CORE, the national UK charity that funds research into all the diseases of the gut, liver and pancreas. Fellow gastro team from regional hospital Addenbrookes will also be hot on the tyres of our gastro team as they also undertake the same mammoth challenge.
Jane Cook, NNUH Gastroenterology nurse said: Every penny we raise through the cycle challenge will support research into digestive disorders. CORE is the only national charity fighting all of these diseases which collectively are a factor in 1 in 8 UK deaths. As a department, we feel that the more we raise, the more we can do. Many members of the team are not avid cyclists with three individuals purchasing push bikes especially for the trip!
For anyone wishing to donate to the fund you can at www.justgiving.com/NNUHgastrocycle2015<http://www.justgiving.com/NNUHgastrocycle2015>
Note to editors
The British Society of Gastroenterology is an organisation focused on the promotion of gastroenterology within the United Kingdom. It has over three thousand members drawn from the ranks of physicians, surgeons, pathologists, radiologists, scientists, nurses, dietitians, and others interested in the field. Founded in 1937 it has grown from a club to be a major force in British medicine, with representation within the British Royal Colleges and consequently the Department of Health and Government. Internationally it is represented at World and European level.