Biking Norwich to Birmingham
The diabetes team at the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital will be supporting members of a company as they embark on a gruelling cycle ride to raise awareness of the condition.
Staff members at Fareham-based Nipro Diagnostics, which manufactures a popular blood glucose monitoring system, will leave from the N&N hospital on 3rd November to begin a two-day sponsored bike ride to raise awareness and money for the diabetes fund, part of the hospital charity. They will ride from Norfolk via Leicestershire ending up at the Birmingham National Exhibition Centre.
The team, made up of Loz Rawlings-Johnson, Ryan Wiilkes, Chris Avery and Sam Healy will arrive at the hospital at 8.15am before departing at around 9am. They will travel 177 gruelling miles and hope to arrive at the Primary Care Diabetes Society Meeting venue in Birmingham on the evening of 4th November.
Angela Young, NNUH Diabetes Network Manager said: “As a specialist department we are here not only to provide specialist input but also work to raise awareness of diabetes, the importance of prevention and support for patients when they need it. As part of this it is our pleasure to support such a fantastic event which raises awareness and money for diabetes charities.’
This year will be the fifth year the team have taken on the challenging bike ride for local charities.
To support the team please go online to make a donation http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserPage.action?userUrl=nipro&faId=635892&isTeam=true