Sleaford nursing staff to cycle 100 miles in memory of colleague
STAFF from a nursing agency in Sleaford will cycle 100 miles for charity next month in support of a colleague’s fundraising plans.
Four members of the team at Prestige Nursing will take on the sponsored in-branch bike-ride on February 20 after hearing that their colleague Aaron Hearne, from the branch in Surrey, was trying to raise £100,000 for the NSPCC on behalf of his brother who took his own life in 2010 at the age of just 14.
Tina Martucci, manager at the Sleaford branch, said: “We were all so touched listening to Aaron’s story and we wanted to do anything we could to support him.
“It’s such a great charity and it’s good to raise awareness of situations like this.”
The four staff members will take it in turns to pedal as far as they can while still carrying on with their work duties.
Tina added: “This is the first time we’ve ever done something like this in the branch. We wanted to do something to help Aaron and we came up with the idea of doing this so that we can pretty much carry on with a normal day’s work at the same time.
“None of us have been training but we will cycle the 100 miles no matter what. We are hoping to raise a few hundred pounds but obviously whatever the amount, every little helps.”
The cyclists will wear promotional t-shirts on the day and they encourage passers-by to pop in and make a donation.
Details of the tribute page set up by Aaron Hearne can be found at www.nspcc.tributefunds.com/LiamHearne