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Hospital cycle team boost Keyhole Cancer Appeal

07 August 2015

Fundraising

Southend Hospital’s Keyhole Cancer Appeal team took part in last weekend’s annual Prudential Ride-London-Surrey 100 event and raised £3,500 in the process.

The 10-rider Keyhole Cancer Appeal team consisted of surgical consultants (James Wright, Esther Fine, Mike Dworkin and David Gatland); an anaesthetist (James Wicker; a GP (Teresa Uscategui-Florez); and several external supporters of the hospital.

Events & corporate relations manager at the hospital, Elise Fleetwood, said: "I am very impressed with the effort from the team as they have trained extremely hard for this and it has paid off. So far, the team have jointly raised nearly £3,500 for the Keyhole Cancer Appeal, which is fantastic."

Out of the team, the first rider to complete the London-Surrey 100 event was James Wicker with an impressive time of 04:49:43. He was closely followed by Daniel Wright (04:58:57), James Wright (05:33:56) and, in fourth place, Mike Dworkin (05:51:50).

The annual two-day cycle festival is a legacy from the 2012 Olympic games and features several events and routes for cyclists of all ages and abilities including FreeCycle, Grand Prix and the RideLondon-Surrey 100. 

For those of you interested in being part of the Southend Hospital Charity team for 2016, you can register your by calling the hospital's fundraising department on 01702 385337.

PHOTO (l-r): The first four riders from the team to finish - Mike Dworkin, Dan Wright, James Wright, James Wicker.