17 June 2019
Between Sunday 23 – Sunday 30 June, we will be hosting our first ever company-wide fundraising challenge.
The headline event of the week is the Spire to Spire cycle challenge. A team of colleagues including our CEO Justin Ash and CFO Jitesh Sodha, will be cycling a massive 333km from our Dorset Rise office in London to Spire Bristol hospital.
The team will be in the saddle for over 15 hours and along the way they will stop off at St Anthony’s, Gatwick Park, our very own Portsmouth and Southampton.
They'll also be accompanied by Mark Beaumont, the record-breaking long-distance British cyclist, adventurer, broadcaster, documentary maker and author who holds the record for cycling round the world in just 79 days!
By the end of week the Spire group are hoping to have raised £40,000 and cover 40,000km as a company – the equivalent of one lap around the world!
We are proud to say our very own Matt Papworth from the Spire Portsmouth Physiotherapy team is taking part in the cycle challenge. And we as a hospital have a target of £1,000 to raise for two charities, half of which will be donated to THET which has been chosen as the Spire wide charity, and the other half of the money raised will be donated to Sarcoma UK, which is a charity close to our heart at here Spire Portsmouth Hospital.
We have already hosted a bake sell and a summer themed charity lunch, but we'll also be running a charity spin class, a raffle, and other activities to help us raise funds for our chosen charities.