HOSPICES COME TOGETHER FOR HOSPICE CARE WEEK

Saint Michael’s Crimple House hospice played host to a group of two-wheeled fundraisers this week from a namesake hospice – St Michael’s in Hereford.

A team of bikers comprising staff and supporters from the Hereford hospice charity were taking part in a motorcycling challenge to launch national Hospice Care Week, by travelling to all four hospices named after Saint Michael’s in England.

From Hereford, Basingstoke, Hastings,  Harrogate and back again, the St Michael’s Hospice Riders and Friends braved cold and driving rain to complete their challenge, raising both funds and awareness for hospice care. The bike group supports their local hospice care charity by organising fundraising events, as well as regular ride outs and social events.

As well as welcoming the bikers with hot drinks and fortifying cake, head of Day Therapy services at Harrogate Saint Michael’s, Tracy Seavers – also a keen motorcycle enthusiast – took the chance to try out a Triumph for size. There was also the opportunity for patients and their families to look at the bikes and chat to the riders.

Before heading back to Hereford, the CEO of St Michael’s Hereford, Mike Keel, thanked Harrogate ‘s Saint Michael’s with some special local biscuits for patients to enjoy, as well as a commemorative book about their hospice, signed by staff.

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