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Fundraisers take on Tour De Furness

Published on: Thursday 8th September 2016
Categorised under: Active , Furness, Kimberly Clark, NHS, Sport

Cyclists will complete the charity ride to raise funds for their chosen charities on Sunday, September 11.

Teams from University Hospitals of Morecambe Bay NHS Foundation Trust (UHMBT) and Kimberly-Clark – partners of Choose Cumbria – are taking part in the event which offers cyclists four different routes from 5 to 50 miles around the Furness Peninsula.

Midwives from Furness General Hospital (FGH) are swapping their NHS uniforms for cycling shorts to support Morecambe Bay Hospitals Charity.

The ‘Call The Midwife’ team, named after the hit BBC TV show, are raising funds for FGH’s new maternity unit, which is due to be open by December 2017.

Sascha Well, Director of Midwifery at UHMBT, said: “It’s through the generosity of the good people of Barrow and beyond that enables Morecambe Bay Hospitals Charity to enhance and support your local hospital.”

A team of keen cyclists from Kimberly-Clark are also taking part in the charity challenge, a year after tackling a 400 mile ride.

Last September, a group from the paper manufacturer took four days to bike from the site in Barrow to its sister site in Northfleet, raising over £4,000 for local charities.

The Tour De Furness, organised by Rotary Club of Furness, starts and finishes at Roose Conservative Club.

Tour de Furness #Cycle Ride @MBHCharity taking in some of the most beautiful views and villages in #Cumbria.

— MBHCharity (@MBHCharity) August 15, 2016

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