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Manchester to Sheffield 100 mile Bike Ride

Fundraising for Manchester Foundation Trust Charity
raised of £50,000 target
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In memory of Kelly Brewster
We support treatment, research and care to make our hospitals even better


On 22 May 2017 there was a tragic attack following the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester where 22 innocent adults and children sadly lost their lives

One of those victims was an Aviva employee, Kelly Brewster. Kelly
was a member of the staff medical expenses claims team in Sheffield and had worked for Aviva for over 7 years. She was a much loved and respected member of the team

In memory of Kelly, a combined team of volunteers from Aviva and
their key partner brokers have taken it on themselves to raise £50,000 for the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital (as chosen by Kelly’s family) to thank them for their support for Kelly’s niece, Hollie Booth, and many other young victims who were treated there following the attack

Their fundraising efforts will involve cycling 100 miles from
Manchester to Sheffield (via Bakewell in the Peak District) with the event
taking place on Wednesday 6 September

The route will start at the Aviva offices in Manchester and
challenge the core group of volunteers, Gareth Hemming, Steve Whitelock and Fraser Edmond from Aviva and Rob Worrell who on completion of their gruelling journey will finish at the Aviva offices in Sheffield where Kelly worked

They will be joined along the way by a number of additional volunteers – these include Karen Jackman and Mark Noble from Aviva, as well as the friends and family of Kelly who will be there to offer their support and help the team complete their journey

We would appreciate any donation you could give, large or small
as anything would help us meet our overall target of £50,000


Congratulations to everyone that took part in the event on Wednesday in memory of Kelly. So proud of all the riders and volunteers who gave up their time to make the day possible and raise money for this very special cause.

List of riders

Gareth Hemming
Steve Whitelock
Karen Jackman
Fraser Edmond
Mark Noble
Raoul Suthers
Phil Bayles
Alun McGeoghegan
Robbie Scott
Barry Hogg
Darren Wood
Nick Reynolds
David Bryan
Paul Hoyland
Julian Heslam
Paul O'Donoghue
Rob Worrell
Mike Todd
Sarah Whitelock

List of volunteers
Angela Adam
Donna Boyter
Megan Woodward
Sian Hinchcliffe
Rachel Zacharkiewicz
Amanda Maybury
Sarah Schofield
Sarah Little
Ashley Bromley
Amanda Dalgarno
Christine Hinchcliffe
Denise Ormiston
Julie Wilson
Les Frith
Jania Brookes
Denise Frith
Kiera Smith
Samuel Daly
Lily Power
Steve Bamforth
Kirsty Richards
Angela Eastwood

Lucy Silman
Tracey Willey
Martin Leach
John Franklin
Alex Todd
Marion Shepherd
Allan Fairhead
Dean Hill
Steve Martin
Wayne Jordon
Rebecca Thorne
Chris Green
Bozena Bien
Terri Booth
Clare Cambridge
Sharon Hardie
Christopher Eason
Neil Brown
Ziad El Jammal
Katherine Barker
Scott  McClintock

Special thanks go Kim, Kevin and Ian from Kelly's family who joined the team on the day both at the start and finish of the event to congratulate riders. Thank you for your support :)

To view photos of the day use the link below


About the charity

Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust Charity works hard to make a difficult time a little bit easier for young and old at our family of nine hospitals. Supporting: Manchester Royal Infirmary | Wythenshawe Hospital | Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital | Manchester Royal Eye Hospital | Saint Mary’s Hospital | Manchester University Dental Hospital | Withington Community Hospital | Trafford General Hospital | Altrincham Hospital | North Manchester General Hospital. We support continuing excellence in treatment, care and research.

Donation summary

Total raised
+ £3,661.40 Gift Aid
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Offline donations

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