Hospital staff do their bit to support charity

Consultant colorectal surgeon at Peterborough City Hospital Robert Dennis, from Helpston, left will be testing his strength and endurance in a rowing challenge from Jersey to France on July 25. He is pictured with his brother Simon and family. EMN-150619-111932001
Consultant colorectal surgeon at Peterborough City Hospital Robert Dennis, from Helpston, left will be testing his strength and endurance in a rowing challenge from Jersey to France on July 25. He is pictured with his brother Simon and family. EMN-150619-111932001
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Hospital staff from Stamford and Peterborough City Hospitals have set themselves challenges to raise money for charity.

Phlebotomy team leader at Stamford Hospital, Gemma Cooper, will cycle just under 300 miles in 4 days,with partner Simon Ford and friend Michael Laing for charity.

The team will join approximately 250 cyclists in London on July 22, and finish in Paris the day before the Tour De France Finale.

Gemma who is fundraising for Action Medical Research, said: “The charity offers funding for medical research and has been at the forefront of medical breakthroughs in children’s diseases and conditions, such as the rubella vaccine.

“I have three young children myself, so it is a cause close to my heart”.

Consultant colorectal surgeon at Peterborough City Hospital, Robert Dennis, will be rowing with his brother Simon from Jersey to France on July 25.

Robert who is raising funds for the Lifeboxes 
for Rio initiative, said: “We 
are hoping to raise £1,500 which will buy nine pulse oximeters.

“This would equate to enough pulse oximeters to cover the British 8 rowing crew and their cox”.

To support Gemma you can donate at www.action.org.uk/sponsor/ringsoffire

And to support Robert donate at https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/robertdennis1