NHS carer cycles 240 miles in charity challenge

An NHS carer has completed a gruelling challenge after cycling more than 240 miles to raise money for charity.

Liverpool’s Sue Moffatt, with her husband Eric, cycled from Bedfordshire to Paris, raising more than £860 in the process.

Sue will be donating the money to tide, a national involvement network for carers of people living with dementia.

Sue has worked in the NHS for 35 years and chose to donate to tide as she wants to support carers of people living with dementia to get more recognition in society and stop dementia being a hidden problem.

Tide CEO Anna Gaughan said this money will make a big difference to building the confidence of carers of people with dementia. Speaking about the donation she said:

“Sue is a real inspiration and we are so pleased that she has chosen to donate to tide. This money will allow us to deliver courses that help develop skills and promote the rights of carers which are often overlooked.”

Reflecting on her challenge, Sue said:

“I would recommend this challenge to anyone who enjoys cycling and it was incredibly fulfilling completing the challenge and knowing that the money raised will make a difference.

“Thank you so much to everyone who kindly sponsored me, we did it! With an average of 13 hours each day cycling and in temperatures of 36 Degrees, it was tough going but worth every mile. The final approach into the centre of Paris was amazing. Seeing the Eifel Tower, the volume of people and absorbing the atmosphere was totally overwhelming!”

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