The technical services team at the Royal Preston Hospital, which looks after all Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s computers, found a low tech solution to helping its chosen charity Rosemere Cancer Foundation – pedal power!
Some 24 colleagues, family and friends cycled 16 miles from the hospital car park to the windmill on Lytham Green in its Ride 4 Rosemere, which is on course to raise £2,500 for the charity.
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The family bike ride was organised by chief information officer Vikki Lewis, head of technical services Saeed Umar and clinical applications assistant Lucia Clark.
Of the money raised, £1,000 was donated by Martin Blake, of Dell EMC, which supplies the trust’s computer systems. A further £300 was raised by David Green, a project manager with Harris Healthcare, which supplies computer software to enable such as the trust’s programme for online appointment booking.
Saeed said: “We are very grateful to everyone who took part and to everyone who supported our Ride 4 Rosemere. We are a new team. We came together just last year. We wanted to support a charity and Rosemere Cancer Foundation, whose work is spread throughout the trust and beyond, seemed the ideal choice.”