Stevenage hospital’s Pedalling Porters win Roaring Meg Communities Hero cash – why not spread some Christmas cheer and nominate someone yourself?

Pedalling porters Kenzie Gorton, Jason Crowe, Allan Horn, Keith Harrison and Alan Kitchener raised m

Pedalling porters Kenzie Gorton, Jason Crowe, Allan Horn, Keith Harrison and Alan Kitchener raised more than £2,500 for the Lister Hospital;s Magic of Play appeal - Credit: Archant

A five-strong cycling team known as the Pedalling Porters are the latest to win a £100 prize for their community contribution.

Comet Community Heroes Logo 2016

Comet Community Heroes Logo 2016 - Credit: Archant

Keith Harrison, Jason Crowe, Kenzie Gorton, Allan Horn and Alan Kitchener all work at Stevenage’s Lister Hospital and decided to saddle up to raise funds for the East & North Herts Hospitals’ Magic of Play appeal.

The staff team rode more than 50 miles from London to Brighton in September and raised about £2,500 to buy equipment for the hospital’s new playroom facilities.

Their efforts have also won them a Comet-backed Roaring Meg Community Heroes award.

Judges from the Stevenage-based retail park picked out the cycle squad for this month’s prize, which team leader Keith says will also be donated to the Magic of Play appeal.


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Keith, who lives in Hitchin, said: “We’re really chuffed and can give this extra money to the appeal. It’s nice to give something back and help the kids. If we can make their stay in hospital a little more pleasant it’s a job well done.”

To nominate someone email communityhero@thecomet.net explaining why you think they are deserving of the award.

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