A team of cycling enthusiasts from NHS Leeds South and East Clinical Commissioning Group cycled over 300 miles on Sunday to raise money for Leeds Children’s Hospital.
The team, led by Clinical Chief Officer of the CCG Dr Andy Harris, each completed all or part of the gruelling 100km route from Roundhay Park in Leeds to York and back on Sunday battling through the wind and rain.
After completing the bike ride, Dr Andy Harris said
“We are delighted to have helped raise money for such a worthwhile cause. The Leeds Children’s Hospital is one of the busiest of its kind in the country and the money we have raised today really will make a huge difference to the lives of the city’s ill children.
“The money will go towards making the hospital a more child and family friendly environment, putting artwork on the walls, helping to fund new specialist equipment and make the hospital a better, brighter and happier place.”
Leeds Children’s Hospital provides one of the most comprehensive range of specialist children’s hospital services in the country and is a regional centre, looking after youngsters from birth to the age of 16 living right across Yorkshire and beyond.
Over the last 12 months more than 200,000 children have been treated in the hospital.
All of the money raised by the Leeds Children’s Hospital Appeal fund is over and above what is provided by the NHS.
Photos of the team are available on the NHS Leeds South and East CCG Twitter account @NHSLeedsSE.