Rob Roger, CEO of Spire Healthcare, was joined by Spire staff as he set off on the cycle ride to raise money for Harrison’s Fund for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. Sunday’s cycle ride was the fourth in a series of six rides across the UK at a total of 720 km between nine Spire hospitals.
This is the second year the big boss has got on his bike for charity, having last year cycled over 620km visiting locations from Southend to Edinburgh. The 2015 route will take him from Manchester to London, stopping at Blackpool, Leeds, Bristol, Southampton, Portsmouth, Cheam, Norwich and Cambridge on the way.
This year Rob has chosen the organisation Harrison’s Fund, a charity named after an eight year old boy from Surrey who was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, a fatal genetic condition that affects the muscles, causing muscle weakness. The charity’s goal is to get as much money as possible into the hands of the world’s best researchers, who are working to find a cure for Duchenne.
“We are really pushing ourselves for this challenge”, says Rob, who holds Harrison’s Fund especially close to his heart.
“We at Spire are an outgoing, proactive bunch of people and we are so pleased to be able to do something as simple as riding our bikes to contribute to this wonderful charity”.
All of the money raised by Spire will go to the charity, to fund the important research into the life-limiting disease.