NNUH Tour Sportive – on Sunday 16th July 2017
The Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital is teaming up with NHS Blood and Transplant for the annual hospital charity bike ride – NNUH Tour Sportive – on Sunday 16th July 2017.
Helen Attwell, Specialist Nurse Organ Donation, says: “The NNUH bike ride is supported by Norwich Organ Donation Committee providing water bottles to cyclists, promoting organ donation and to encourage families to discuss organ donation and to be aware of loved ones wishes. Organ Donation saves lives.”
Emma McKay, Director of Nursing at NNUH, who will be taking part in the Bike Ride says: “Hundreds of staff members will be taking part in the Bike Ride to raise money for the hospital charity and we would like the public to join us too. It’s the perfect challenge to help push your fitness or get that first 100 mile ride under your belt. There are a choice of routes for experienced and novice cyclists alike.”
Louise Cook, Fundraising Manager, says: “Money raised by this event will help fund additional facilities to improve patient and visitor experience in the hospital. All funds raised help make a huge difference to us. For example, the funds raised in 2015 went towards the fantastic renovation of the Jenny Lind children’s playground.”
Up to £9 from every entry fee will go direct to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital charity. If riders want to raise additional sponsorship, they can choose any hospital department or ward to benefit from these donations, helping for example, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, cardiology or stroke patients, or many others.
The Bike Ride will take participants through the quiet roads in South Norfolk and North Suffolk with a 30, 60 and 100 mile route to choose from, which provide scenic beauty and challenge along the way.
As well as the charitable donation, the entry fee provides free ‘on route’ feed stops; electronic timing, fully signposted routes; full medical and mechanical support and transport back to event HQ for anyone unable to finish their ride. The start and finish is at the main NNUH Colney Lane site where ample free car parking will be available.
Sign the organ donor register at: http://www.organdonation.nhs.uk