On the 26th September Rachel and Amanda from The Whiteley Clinic Bristol left the clinic feeling refreshed and ready to cycle 126 miles to our head office in Guildford, to help raise money for the Leg Ulcer Charity.
Their goal was to raise £500, but amazingly they have raised £1,126.88! They decided to raise money for the Leg Ulcer Charity because they have seen first-hand the effect that leg ulcers can have on people that suffer with them.
Rachel and Amanda left Bristol early on Tuesday morning and the team at our Bristol clinic gave them an amazing send-off!
While Rachel and Amanda were busy cycling, our Guildford clinic was getting ready for their arrival! We had a tracker at The Whiteley Clinic HQ and once we had seen that they were only 10 minutes away, we all awaited their arrival with party poppers and balloons to welcome them after their long journey!
Dee, our Clinical Quality Nurse organised a leave your lunch at home day. Our Guildford team enjoyed jacket potatoes with a variety of delicious fillings, which was all made by Dee herself to help raise even more money for the Leg Ulcer Charity. Dee also baked a cake, featuring Rachel and Amanda’s bike; we have a feeling Mary Berry would have been impressed!
Rachel and Amanda have said that The Marlborough Hills was a particularly gruelling challenge. As they approached they could see a horse box struggling to get up the slope and they knew they had a battle on their hands. They are very pleased with the amount of training they completed and they found the hills of South Hams in Devon and Bath, Somerset proved good coaching grounds.
A message from Rachel and Amanda…
“We are extremely grateful to all of our sponsors for not only reaching our target but doubling it. A special mention must also go to Dee at The Whiteley Clinic Guildford for the most wonderful celebratory lunch she provided. Since finishing the ride we have slept, ate and ached. We hope that the minor pain and endurance we’ve experienced will have helped in some way to highlight the far greater pain and endurance suffered by people with chronic leg ulcers and will help for an increased awareness of this debilitating condition. We look forward to another challenge with The Whiteley Clinic….or perhaps a relay….but maybe just not too soon!”
We are thrilled with the great work that Amanda and Rachel have done for the Leg Ulcer Charity. The money they raised will help the charity continue to provide the crucial support needed for leg ulcer sufferers.
For more information, please see www.legulcercharity.org