Medics get on their bikes for stroke service

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A TEAM of doctors, nurses and other health workers are pedalling across the country to raise money for Sheffield’s stroke unit.

The 14 cyclists will set off from Morecambe on Saturday and hope to arrive in Bridlington, 165 miles away, on Monday.

The team includes the ward manager of the stroke unit, a stroke consultant, two stroke specialist nurses and a clinical psychologist.

Also cycling are a number of non-medics, most of who have relatives who have been hit by strokes.

They include a fireman, a policeman, an accountant, an engineer, an IT consultant and a solicitor.

Stroke nurse consultant Amanda Jones said: “We are raising money to purchase much-needed specialist equipment to improve the care and comfort of stroke patients in the Sheffield service.

“We are hoping to raise as much money as possible, and are trying for at least £5,000.”

Sponsorship donations can be made payable by cheque to the ‘Stroke Unit Appeal Fund, Charity No. 703021’ and sent to The Stroke Unit, Ward O1, Royal Hallamshire Hospital, Glossop Road, Sheffield, S10 2JF.