NNUH staff riding through the night for hospital charity
Members of staff from the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital will be taking on ‘Ride the Night”- a 100km charity cycle ride on Saturday 27th May. Money raised will be going towards the recently launched “Gynae VOiCE” campaign, which is part of the hospital charity and aims to raise money for the Gynaecology Oncology department at NNUH.
Hilary Turnbull, NNUH Gynaecology Oncology Consultant, Dr Libby Prior, NNUH Obstetric and Gynaecology Registrar and Dr Eilbhe Whelan, an Obstetric and Gynaecology Registrar who has recently started a Gynaecology-Oncology MD in London, will be cycling from Windsor, all the way to London and then back to Windsor again to cross the finish line.
The trio will be joining thousands of other women on the cycle ride, which will be starting at 10.30pm. They are hoping to complete the challenge in around five hours.
Hilary said: “We’ve all done crazy events in the past to raise money for various hospital and cancer appeals including the 3-peaks challenge, the London Marathon and other sporting events. However none of us have cycled through London in the dark, and in fancy dress!”
Over the next few years, the Gynae VOiCE campaign is hoping to raise money to buy a new piece of surgical equipment to advance laparoscopic endometrial cancer procedures, and also to support more local events for the Norfolk gynaecology cancer patient support group, ‘Pandora’s Box’.
Hilary added: “Most importantly, we’re taking part in these events and supporting the campaign to try and raise awareness of gynaecological cancers.”
Louise Cook, NNUH Fundraising Manager said: “Hilary, Libby and Eilbhe are taking on a massive challenge for a great cause. I want to wish them all the best with their cycle ride and hope as many people as possible support the campaign that helps local women here in Norfolk.”
If you would like to support Hilary, Libby and Eilbhe please visit their JustGiving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/Hilaryturnbull-VOiCE