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St George’s Consultants conquer 55 miles from London to Brighton in support of Paediatric Services

16th September 2019

We want to say a huge thank you and well done to our team of cyclists who conquered the journey from London to Brighton yesterday!

A team of 10, made up of mostly Paediatric Consultants, made the 55 mile cycle from central London to the seaside at Brighton. The team included consultants from across Paediatrics: specialists in Intensive Care, Respiratory, and General Paediatric Medicine. Some had cycled before, others braved the distance for the very first time.

Starting off in Clapham and riding past St George’s they made their way down – and up – a lot of hills, and reached Brighton in the afternoon. The St George’s Hospital Charity events team were thrilled to welcome them at the finish line and see that after 55 miles they were still smiling.

A special shout out to three members of our team, who arrived at just the right moment to support a cyclist who collapsed in cardiac arrest not too far from the start line. CPR, mouth to mouth and two shocks later, in collaboration with the London Ambulance Service, the man was stabilised and we were told he was transferred to St George’s Cardiac Unit.

A different type of shout out to another of our cyclists who forgot his cycling shoes and ending up doing the 55 miles sporting the very comfortable ‘Crocs’. Not many people can say they cycled from London to Brighton, and even fewer can say they did it wearing Crocs!

The Paediatric Services cycling team have raised an incredible £2848.50 and with your help could reach £3K. They are raising money for particular specialist equipment to support children with breathing difficulty to reduce the risk that they will require admission to intensive care. Avoiding the need for admission to intensive care will speed recovery and keep valuable intensive care beds available for children who need even more lifesaving support.

You can donate today on their JustGiving Page.

If you are interested in cycling from London to Brighton or getting involved in any other fundraising events please get in touch today on giving@stgeorges.nhs.uk or give our fundraising team a call on 0208 725 4522.

 

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