Liverpool Women’s Hospital Bike Ride
Well, they made it and what a glorious day it was!!
Mr Gerard Lambe, Plastic Surgeon and friend Justin Hammond, Sales Director at Princes Foods, both from Cheshire, did the Charity Bike Ride around Hospitals in the North West. on Saturday, 17 September 2016.
After two month’s training, around country lanes and A roads around Cheshire, Liverpool and Manchester the pair started their journey from Liverpool Women’s Hospital in Liverpool where they met Nadia Alsafaar who manages the Fundraising there. Gerard said “I was delighted with the reception we got at Liverpool Women’s Hospital as it really helped to motivate us as we set off”
After a quick photo call and waves from friends,
family and well wishers they were off to their
second stop, Spire Cheshire Hospital at Stretton,
After many miles in the glorious September sunshine, we welcomed the pit stop with a fabulously energising lunch at Spire’s restaurant which was very nice we must say! Colette and Lisa from Spire Cheshire’s Marketing Team had kindly provided a table for us and Jill the Restaurant Manager was on hand to check that our men were fully refuelled with lots of high carbohydrate, high energy sandwiches, biscuits, cakes and fruit juice. She even managed to squeeze in a favourite Victoria Sandwich cake!!
Fully re-energised it was on to the third meeting point at Prevent Breast Cancer’s HQ, based on the site of Wythenshawe Hospital. They stopped briefly for a photo call and welcome of balloons and streamers before they ploughed on bravely to their last stop, The Christie Hospital on Wilmslow Road.
The Prevent Breast Cancer charity has been campaigning for 20 years this year to provide funds to find the cure for Breast Cancer and is the only charity that focusses purely on this mission.
You can find out more about Prevent Breast Cancer by visiting their website and they have a great on-line shop which is now stocking their new range of Christmas Cards amongst other flagship pink items for which Breast Cancer has become synonymous with.
Finally, here’s a picture of the men at their final destination at 3.30pm!
Pleased to have completed their epic journey in aid of Liverpool Women’s Hospital Maternity Unit and Prevent Breast Cancer in Cheshire.
Mr Lambe said “We were very lucky to have a gloriously sunny day for our ride in which we saw some amazing sights which you would never get to normally see when driving in the car so it was a fantastic opportunity to see around Liverpool, Manchester and Cheshire all for two very good causes which are close to my heart”
“My daughter was born at Liverpool Women’s Hospital after a very long labour and we were given fantastic care by all the staff there. I am very pleased to be able to give something back to the unit as a thank you from myself and my wife.
“Justin and I both had second children born in Manchester Maternity Units so it was nice to see the place again which has many happy memories
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