Cape Argus Charity Cycle ride for Great North Children’s Hospital
In aid of the Great North Children’s Hospital, Senior Stroke Physician, Omar Hossain cycled 68 miles across South Africa on the 8th March to complete the famous Cape Argus Cycle Event.
Raising a fantastic £924.00 for The Great North Children’s Hospital, Dr Hossain beat his initial fundraising target.
The Cape Argus Cycle Event is the world’s largest individually timed cycle event and takes place in the beautiful cape region of South Africa.
“The Cape Argus cycle has been my number one ambition for a long time and I am so pleased I was able to take part and raise money for Great North Children’s Hospital at the same time” explained Dr Hossain.
The Great North Children’s Hospital at the RVI Newcastle offers the most extensive range of children’s services anywhere in the UK outside of London. Fundraising and donations allow the Hospital to provide that ‘little bit extra’, including the very latest equipment and support for staff who develop new areas of research and constantly strive to improve the way we do things. Fundraising also supports the many children and their families who come through the hospital, making their experience the best it possibly can be.
“Working for Newcastle Hospitals, I am well aware of the amazing work The Great North Children’s Hospital does and I am proud to be able to help with their fundraising.
“I would definitely recommend participating in the Cape Argus as it truly is the most stunning bicycle ride in the world” said Dr Hossain.
“I purchased my bike through the cycle to work scheme at Newcastle Hospitals and it was invaluable to me in training for the event, allowing me to cycle to and from work during the week then get out for rides further afield on my days off.”
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