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Joel completes mammoth 12-hour stationary bike challenge to support the NHS

Friday, 01 May, 2020
Joel completes mammoth 12-hour stationary bike challenge to support the NHS

A huge well done and thank you to Joel Dooley who completed a gruelling 12-hour stationary bike ride and raised £1248 for Northumbria Healthcare’s Bright charity.

Joel Dooley, who is 17 years old and from Ashington said: “I came up with the idea to raise money for the NHS and thought about what would be a challenge for me. I decided that the front-line staff work 12 hour shifts and I needed to do something for 12 hours that could be based at home. The stationary bike became the obvious choice. From idea to the actual day was only 2 weeks and I trained as much as I could. The support of my neighbourhood on the day was phenomenal and even delivery drivers stopped to give me their tips!”

“I trust the money will help people working in the NHS at Cramlington at this difficult time.”

Brenda Longstaff, Head of the Bright Charity, said: “We were incredibly impressed by the way Joel set himself this really tough challenge to support the NHS. We would like to congratulate him on completing it and offer our warmest thanks on behalf of staff at The Northumbria hospital. The funds raised are very much appreciated and will go towards supporting our staff at this challenging time.”

 

 

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