Spire 1000km Challenge

03 July 2019

From 23-30 June, Spire Elland participated in the Spire Healthcare Cycle Challenge 2019.

However, instead of cycling 1,000km, Spire Elland opted to walk the distance, allowing all members of staff to participate. Arguably an equally challenging task.

The aim was to raise money for two charities.

Firstly. ‘THET’, Spire Healthcare’s nationally chosen charity that provides training and education to health workers in Africa and Asia, working in partnership with organisations and volunteers from across the UK. Founded in 1988 by Professor Sir Eldryd Parry, they are the only UK charity with this focus. 

Secondly, ‘Forget Me Not Children's Hospice’, Spire Elland’s chosen local charity. The charity supports children with life-threatening conditions along with their families through their ‘Hospice at Home service’ and the numerous sites where they are based.

The week consisted of tracking the number of steps staff took using Spire Healthcare pedometers in order to clock up the miles. In total staff managed to cover a whopping 1,118km! This is the equivalent of walking from Spire Elland to Milan!

The hospital also held a number of in house events such as cake sales, raffles and staff meals that all helped contribute towards our fundraising goal of £1,000.

The week was a great success and the total amount raised is still being calculated.  However, it’s not over yet. You are still able to donate to our amazing causes by donating on our JustGiving page.

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