Making the most of his self-isolation, Andy Salter, a 51 year old Customer Service Technician for Millwood Designer Homes has been cycling around 18 miles per day to complete a virtual ride of 874 miles from Land’s End to John O’ Groats to raise money for the Wisdom Hospice in Rochester.
Inspired by the tragic death of his best friend’s wife, who sadly passed away in the hospice a few weeks ago, Andy has raised over £880 to date through his JustGiving page and hopes to raise over £1,500 before he completes the route by mid-May. He cycles 9 miles twice a day, taking around 75 minutes in total.
Andy comments: “Due to my heart condition, I am on the NHS vulnerable persons list and need to self-isolate, however I didn’t want to get bored at home and wanted a challenge. So when my best friend’s wife sadly passed away I decided to challenge myself to cycle from Land’s End to John O’ Groats to raise vital funds for the Wisdom Hospice, who had looked after her in her final days. I have 35 towns listed on a white board in my garage and tick them off as I virtually pass them on my bike, which is set on a trainer. I am delighted that my friends, family and colleagues at Millwood have generously donated to my JustGiving page and welcome any further donations.”
The specialist palliative care service based at the Wisdom Hospice offers a multi-disciplinary team approach, including a team based in Medway Maritime Hospital, funded primarily by the NHS, with support from the friends of the Wisdom Hospice. The service includes fifteen in-patient beds, bereavement support, advice and psychological and family support to patients and families. They also provide community palliative care at home, as well as advice and support through the Day Therapy Centre.
To support Andy on his amazing cycle and help support the Wisdom Hospice, please visit Andy’s JustGiving page here.
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