NICOLA’S GRUELLING BIKE RIDE RAISED CASH FOR HEARTSTART
Nicola Stock on her fundraising cycle ride across Tanzania!
The fundraising efforts of a local volunteer Instructor Nicola Stock raised £475 for Herefordshire Heartstart thanks to sponsorship from two local businesses.
Nicola embarked on a gruelling 350km bike ride in aid of Herefordshire Heartstart.
Nicky cycled 350km across Tanzania over five days from the lower slopes of Kilimanjaro to the Ngorogoro Crater crossing three national parks. The first four days involved cycling between 60km and 100km, with the last day being an ‘easy’ 40km!
Nicky completed the 400km, including 4000ft of ascent on the last day. Nicky says “To put it into perspective for you, it’s like cycling on/off road from Brighton to North Wales and then cycling up Snowdon twice.”
Loraine Coleman, Co-ordinator/Project Manager for Herefordshire Heartstart would like to thank Nicky for doing the fundraising and two local businessmen for their generous donations.
Mr Mike Compton, owner of Monkmoor Motors, Monkmoor Street, HEREFORD, HR1 2DX donated £200 and Mr Jon Stockwell T/A Euro Car Services, Coningsby Street, HEREFORD, donated £275 towards the fundraising done by volunteer Nicola Stock on behalf of Herefordshire Heartstart. Herefordshire Heartstart are extremely grateful for their support.
The charity relies on donations and small grants to keep the service running. Any business who would like to sponsor the charity should contact the Co-ordinator for details of how they can help.
This is the second time that Nicola has done a sponsored event for the charity. In 2013, she did the 200 mile coast-to-coast wainwright walk and raised over £900 from friends/family donations for the charity.
Herefordshire Heartstart is a registered charity (number 1082309) teaching lifesaving skills to communities and schools staff across Herefordshire.
We offer free two-hour courses throughout Herefordshire in techniques including CPR (cardiopulmonary resuscitation), the management of severe bleeding, loss of consciousness, choking and heart attack. Instructor training is also delivered to schools staff to teach pupils these vital skills.
For more information on Herefordshire Heartstart or to book a course, visit www.herefordshireheartstart.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact the Co-ordinator/Project Manager Loraine Coleman on 01432 850067
write to Mrs L Coleman, Herefordshire Heartstart, PO Box 305, HEREFORD HR1 9JD
Herefordshire Heartstart Registered Charity No 1082309
Press release written by LORAINE COLEMAN, HEREFORDSHIRE HEARTSTART