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Rock Hill fund-raiser to put pedal power to the test
3:00pm Wednesday 26th September 2012 in News
A ROCK Hill cyclist is preparing to put his pedal power to the test to raise money for a Birmingham hospital.
Jason Cashmore is part of 19 strong team which will be cycling from London to Birmingham as part of the Cyberbike challenge this Saturday, September 29.
The team are made up of cancer and radiotherapy specialists from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham, and the cyclists are taking part to raise money for the hospital’s CyberKnife machine campaign.
Jason said: ”Currently, we have to refer some of our patients to London for very complicated cancer treatment as there are no CyberKnife machines in the UK outside of London.
“We're cycling 100 miles from London to Birmingham to show just how far patients currently have to travel if they can get this treatment at all.
“We want the Queen Elizabeth Hospital to be the first hospital outside of London with a CyberKnife machine so that we can offer hope to many more patients with serious cancers.”
The team has so far managed to raise more than £5,000, but it hopes to raise even more.
Anyone wishing to make a donation can visit the team’s fund-raising page, justgiving.com/cyberbike.
Alternatively people can donate by text. Simply text QEHB99 £1, or whichever amount up to a maximum of £10, to 70070.