As the Director of Patient Services for Garden House Hospice
Care I am privileged to manage the staff who directly care for patients diagnosed with a life limiting illness and their loved ones.
We strive to provide services of the highest quality and to develop
services to enable us to reach more people across North Hertfordshire and the borders of Bedfordshire and Cambridgeshire.
To do this, Garden House Hospice Care needs to raise over £2 million per year from fundraising events and Trading.
A small group of us are aiming to raise £6500 which is the amount required to open the doors of the Hospice for one day by completing a four day cycle challenge to and around the battlefields.
This ride will start from St Christopher’s Hospice in South London – the UK’s first hospice – following the Pilgrims’ Way to Folkstone.
Over the next three days we will follow the old front line from the historic Belgian town of Ypres, travelling south over the battlefields at Loos, Vimy Ridge and the Somme, a total of 280 miles.
The ride will finish at the site of the signing of the Armistice in the Forest of Compiegne.
I have never ridden long distances on a road bike before and will be an enormous personal challenge requiring a significant amount of training over the next few months.
I am looking forward to paying my respects to those men who gave their lives for us 100 years ago.
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