Cyclists saddle up to score a two-wheeled tonic for Lister Hospital cancer centre

PUBLISHED: 10:03 14 September 2015 | UPDATED: 10:03 14 September 2015

More than over 130 local cyclists took part in a 30 mile cycle ride to raise money for East & North Herts Hospitals Charity. The 11th annual bike ride was organised by Lister Hospital staff member Kerry Duggan

More than over 130 local cyclists took part in a 30 mile cycle ride to raise money for East & North Herts Hospitals Charity. The 11th annual bike ride was organised by Lister Hospital staff member Kerry Duggan

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Pedal power has helped raise more than £5,500 for the comfort fund at the Lister Macmillan Cancer Centre.

Kerry DugganKerry Duggan

The cash is used to pay for those little extras which make a session at the centre more comfortable for patients receiving treatment at the recently-revamped centre, based at the Lister Hospital’s Coreys Mill Lane site in Stevenage.

The money was raised by more than 130 cyclists who saddled up to tackle a 30-mile ride, setting off from Graveley’s George & Dragon pub and taking in nearby villages and North Herts countryside.

It was the 11th annual cycle event in aid of the East & North Herts Hospitals Charity organised by Lister Hospital advanced practice nurse Kerry Duggan.

Cyclist Dan Golds said: “This has been a very successful event – in the last three years alone it has raised more than £25,000.

“Organising the event each year takes a lot of time and dedication from Kerry but when you see the impact it has on the centre it’s really worth it.”

Kerry said: “It was a fantastic day. I would like to thank all the staff at the George and Dragon for holding the event and for all their help and support in the day.

“Walton Homes and Standon Electrical were also amazing for sponsoring the T-shirts and Edd’s Bikes of Stevenage deserve a big thank you for the servicing and breakdown support they gave us on the day.”

You can still donate by searching for Kerry’s name online at www.justgiving.com.

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