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SECAmb paramedic ‘gets into the saddle’ for Woking hospice

24 June 2016

A South East Coast Ambulance Service (SECAmb) paramedic is taking up the charity challenge to cycle the Prudential Ride London to Surrey 100 on 31 July.

Stuart and his bikeAmbulance paramedic Stuart Loughrey and his father Graham will be raising money for the Woking Sam Beare hospice, after the hospice cared for their friend Barry who died at the age of 49 in December 2015.

Brentford Football Club supporter Stuart, who works as a paramedic out of Farnborough, is hoping to raise £1200 for the hospice.

“Our good friend Barry was diagnosed with lung cancer and his initial diagnosis was that he only had three years to live,” said Stuart. “He became very involved with the hospice which offered him and his family amazing support throughout the duration of his treatment but after tough number of months undergoing chemotherapy, the cancer spread and he sadly lost his life.”

Far from being experienced cyclists, taking on the gruelling 100 mile-long route through the capital and into the challenging Surrey countryside, will be a test of perseverance for both men. 

Stuart added: “We have been training pretty hard around our work commitments and aim to be in fairly decent shape to finish in good time!  Any support we can get would be wonderful!”

Anyone able to support Stuart and Graham meet their £1200 target can donate on his Just Giving Page: www.justgiving.com/beesonwheels

For many patients with a life-limiting or terminal condition, palliative hospice care offers a comfortable and supportive environment.  Its care helps patients manage pain and improves the quality of life for both the patient and their loved ones.

Stuart and Graham

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