A lot of patients at Langdon Hospital, our Secure Services site, take medication which can potentially lead to weight gain, so exercise and sports is really important to help manage this. It also builds confidence, self-esteem and friendship, and helps both staff and patients work together more effectively.
Starting this Thursday and running until August patients and staff will be using static bikes to cycle the distance from Langdon Hospital to John O'Groats (1125 KM). The money raised will be used to support sporting activity at the service.
The patients have also chosen to support PATH, a Torbay based homeless charity, as several of them were once homeless themselves and they know what it feels like to have nothing.
As well as raising funds through cycling, the patients would also like to create practical packs to give to the homeless, and there will be a number of competitions and events on the wards at the hospital during the three months. This activity will also be supported by ASDA who’ll be helping to provide items for these packs.
If you’d like to get involved please email Joanna Duke at firstname.lastname@example.org, or you can donate by clicking here.