A GROUP of health fanatics have raised greater than £2,000 by protecting greater than 3 million meters of cardio in January for the hospital belief in honour of the MacMillan Palliative Care workforce.
Led by Mike Reid, of Mike Reid Health in Hindley, the 25-member robust group got down to full particular person challenges of half one million metres in complete, however as a collective they racked up a whopping 3,305,000 metres between them, collaborating in working, biking, rowing and spin bike workouts to call a number of.
The problem, which was devised by Mike and his pal Matthew Crompton at Christmas, was set as much as increase consciousness and assist of the work being carried out by Wrightington, Wigan and Leigh Instructing Hospitals NHS Basis Belief’s Palliative Care workforce through the Covid-19 pandemic, a workforce which Mike’s spouse, Hannah Reid, is a member of.
The Belief’s specialist Palliative Care service is a part of the Northwest Most cancers Companies Community, with nurses like Hannah utilizing their Macmillan information so that every affected person can attain the very best quality of life potential.
Talking concerning the fundraising effort and his causes behind organising the problem, Mike mentioned: “My spouse Hannah, like so many others, has been engaged on the frontline all through the pandemic, and it made me increase the query, ‘what extra can I do to assist?’
“NHS employees and different key employees throughout the nation are all heroes in my eyes, and I’ve seen the stress and the bodily and emotional problem they undergo first hand.
“It made me wish to arise and do one thing to provide again to folks like Hannah, and notably to her colleagues and the workforce at WWL, so we arrange this problem to assist increase consciousness of their work and as a thanks for his or her efforts.”
Describing the challenges itself, Mike added: “I’ve been overwhelmed with the hassle from our members, what they achieved individually and as a gaggle is totally excellent and it’s given everybody an immense sense of delight to have accomplished the problem within the identify of the hardworking members of employees in our native NHS Belief.
“It was a gruelling problem, with the objective of finishing up an train every day and multiplying the date by 1,000 every time, so for 1st January we did 1,000 metres; 2nd January we did 2,000 metres and so forth, with a further 4,000 metres on our final day to make the full as much as 500,000 every.
“We did all types of actions and I even did one thing additional myself known as ‘Mike’s Depressing Mile’, primarily due to the climate, however it concerned pulling a weighted-sled while sporting a weight vest and holding a further weight in every hand to finish a mile.
“In complete we had 5 folks full the complete half one million metres, myself, Matthew, Fraaz Mirza, Megan Woodcock and Andy Bennett, however all of our members deserve the credit score and extra so the NHS employees deserve it for uplifting us to rise up and do one thing to contribute again to them.”
You possibly can present your assist to Mike and his workforce of cardio champions by visiting justgiving.com/crowdfunding/mike-reid-2