Debra Holland, a nurse from HMT Sancta Maria Hospital, will participate in One Love Ride on 30th July 2015. She will ride 320 miles over four days to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Debra, who is one of 50 cyclists taking part in the event, will embark from the Eiffel Tower in Paris later this month, taking in breathtaking rural roads on her travels to the finish line in Swansea’s city centre.
The cyclists have been training for upcoming event, which will physically push the riders, and we have no doubt they will feel a wonderful sense of achievement when they cycle their way across the finish line.
The fifty One Love Ride participants are expected to raise money for up to 30 causes. Debra selected Macmillan Cancer Support due to her support of both the charity and the Mac10 Club, which is a project launched by Bruce Roberts, the president of the Swansea Bay Business Club. Local businesses have pledged to support the club to help Bruce raise his £20,000 fundraising target for his first two years in office.
Mr Roberts recently commented: “The support we have received from businesses in Swansea is very encouraging, and shows the strength of community spirit within the area. I hope the money raised will be able to further support those who are affected by cancer. I am pleased Debra is taking part in the efforts to raise the total, and wish her the best of luck for her bike ride.”
HMT is dedicated to improving the health of the local community, in addition to supporting a variety of charitable projects. We would therefore like to wish all One Love Ride participants, including HMT Sancta Maria’s nurse Debra, the very best of luck ahead of the four-day ride.
Stuart Hammond, the HMT Sancta Maria Hospital director, also said: “Giving back to both charity and the community is a key objective for us as a business and, as a board member of Swansea Bay Business Club, I’m delighted our staff are getting involved in supporting such a worthy cause as Macmillan.”