care home resident Alan Gibbs presents money to Mid Cheshire Hospital charity

A care home resident in Crewe has raised £176 for the Leighton Hospital Little Ones baby bereavement suite.

Alan Gibbs raised the money for the Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity’s appeal by cycling the equivalent distance of Land’s End to John O’Groats.

Alan, a keen cycler in his youth, completed the bike ride in the lounge of Cypress Court Care Home, where he is a resident, using a static bike.

As well as the money for the appeal Alan also raised a further £176 which he donated to the residents fund at the home.

The baby bereavement suite is a dedicated area and attached outside space on the labour ward at Leighton Hospital that will allow parents to stay together for a few hours or days with their baby.

Speaking about the ride, Alan said: “My father-in-law had cycled from Land’s End to John O’Groats at the age of 65 and it had always been my goal to do the same.

“I thought my health issues had put paid to that but when it was suggested I do it on a static bike I knew I had to give it a go!”

Carole Salmon, MCH Charity Community Fundraiser, said: “It was a pleasure to meet Alan and to thank him for the money he has raised and to hear about his fantastic cycling achievement and fundraising.”

The Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity is keen to share information about how local groups and organisations can be supported in their fundraising efforts by them.

Contact Carole Salmon, Community Fundraiser, on 01270 273248 / 07467 687998 / [email protected] for further information.

(Pic: Left to right – Alan Gibbs, Carole Salmon, Gillian Gibbs)

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