About the event
Welcome to King George and Queen’s Hospitals Charity Sportive 2019
Pedal 4 Patients 2019
This cycle sportive will give you the opportunity to support one of the country’s busiest NHS Trusts…Barking, Havering & Redbridge University Hospitals NHS Trust.
Our first Peddle4Patients in 2018 raised over £10,000. This amazing total was used to totally refurbish the Maternity Snowdrop Bereavement Suite at Queen’s Hospital Romford. Use of this suite enables bereaved parents and family members to stay with their baby allowing them time to have their final cuddles and to say their goodbyes in privacy.
The 2019 event will raise much needed funds to refurbish the Main Bereavement Suite and viewing rooms at Queen’s Hospital. These rooms are very sterile, clinical rooms and can make a final farewell all the more stressful for families and friends. We will model the suite of rooms in the same sympathetic design as the Snowdrop Suite and it will be called The Gerbera Suite. Your support will also fund the dignity bag campaign where a bereaved person is given the Gerbera dignity bag to take home their loved ones belongings. Staff are trained to recognize the Gerbera dignity bag and assist if the bereaved person is upset walking through the hospital.
Whilst you relax and ride some of Essex’s most beautiful lanes you can reflect on our aim and the wonderful work that will be done with your donation/sponsorship. The Charity Team and all the staff and patients using our hospitals truly appreciate your support
Our promise to you is that any funds raised will be wisely spent and are gratefully appreciated.
So, please join us for a fully supported ride on: Sunday 12th May 2019
- Choice of two great routes – 45 or 55 miles (72km or 89km)
- Marshalled junctions across the routes.
- Signposted routes.
- Feed stations (Hot and Cold food and beverages available)
- British Cycling approved and insured ride.
- Opportunity to raise funds for this great project.
- or, you can choose a department or aspect of the hospital you wish to personally support, or donate to the most area in need.