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[Sponsorship] The Birmingham Team of “2 the Women’s on 2 Wheels”
Staff from the country’s only two hospitals dedicated solely to the care of women and their babies took to their bikes in June this year to raise money for their respective charities.
In an event dubbed ‘2 the Women’s on 2 Wheels’, teams from Liverpool Women’s Hospital and Birmingham Women’s Hospital rode the 110 mile trip from each other’s hospital back to their own using only their pedal power!
Lisa Masters, Fundraising Manager at Liverpool Women’s Hospital, said: “This was an idea that the two hospitals cooked up between us, and is a great way to raise awareness of the amazing work we do for women and their babies, whilst raising some much needed funds for two extremely worthy causes too. Women’s health and maternity care are things that every woman will need at some point in their lives, even if only at the very start, so ours is a cause that everyone can relate to. We’re delighted to say that Liverpool’s own Lady Mayoress Elect, Rachael Plant, joined our team.”
Each hospital entered a team of 20 cyclists who completed the 110 mile journey over the weekend of 21st & 22nd June, finishing at their own respective hospital. The two teams began their journeys from the opposite hospital on the Saturday morning before camping together at a central location on the Saturday evening and then riding for home on the Sunday.
Eileen Rock, Fundraising Manager at Birmingham Women’s Hospital added, “It’s great to be joining forces with Liverpool Women’s Hospital for such a great cause. Our Hospitals have a long history of providing dedicated care to thousands of women and their families and our staff are incredibly proud of the care they provide. A wide range of staff including doctors, midwives, volunteers and support staff will be pedalling to raise vital funds for the Hospital Charity and we look forward to a continued partnership with Liverpool Women’s Hospital.”
We have donated £100 towards their cause. The money will used where felt most needed to help improve the patient experience – it may be equipment or facility…helping to purchase extras which aren’t currently funded for the women and babies who are cared for at the hospital(s).
Here are the contact details for each of the charities, if you are interested in supporting them:
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/birminghamwomenscharity
- Twitter: @bwhcharity
- Charity website: www.bwhcharity.org.uk
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiverpoolWomens
- Twitter: @liverpoolwomens
- Charity website: the Kitty Charity