Good luck to our intrepid colleague Adam Shinebroom who's taking on a 106km bike challenge to raise vital funds for a hospital which saved his mum's life.
Adam, who's general manager at our Chilled Distribution Depot at Erith, will be cycling from his home in Chigwell to Southend and back on September 13 – a round trip of 106km – to raise money for the NHS Neurological Rehabilitation Team at Queen's Hospital in London. So far, he's raised an incredible £5,500.
In May this year, his mum Hazel, who's 71, collapsed with meningitis and was in a coma for six weeks.
Adam, who's 41, said: "The ITU team at both King George's and Queen's Hospital saved my mum's life. Unfortunately, the injuries she has suffered have left her bedbound and she's still in the care of Queen's Hospital but she's a fighter. It's been an incredibly challenging time for all of us; my sister Zoe, her partner Tony, her brothers, family, friends and everyone that knows her.
"Although it is a long road ahead, she has shown tremendous spirit and strength to come this far which in large part is down to the NHS Neuro Rehab Team at Queen's. We will forever be grateful for their energy, support and positivity working with somewhat limited resource to achieve nothing short of miracles.
"We hope to provide the team with new state-of-the art equipment to evolve their rehab capabilities and the charity is giving all donations raised directly to them. We hope this will in time be able to support others that require the same treatment my mum has undergone and with so many neurological injuries in the current climate, it's something that is greatly needed."
Adam, together with friends Josh and Adam, will be taking part in the charity cycle on September 13. He said: "I'm not really a cyclist but I've got enough motivation to do it. I've started to eat healthier and have not touched alcohol, but I will have a well-earned pint at the end."
To sponsor Adam, visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/adam-shinebroom1