Posted on September 18th 2023
Update 27th October: The group successfully completed the challenge, raising thousands of pounds along the way. Upon arrival in Dublin, they held a live Zoom meeting, inviting patients and their loved ones to tune in to hear them discuss PH treatments and updates, and ask their own questions. The meeting was recorded by the Mater Hospital, and it can be viewed here. The passcode is UE^5TVv$ .
On Thursday 28th September, consultants from specialist PH centres across the UK and Ireland will cycle from Sheffield to Dublin to show support for patients and raise money for the PHA UK.
The epic cycle will take three days and cover around 250 miles. The group will depart from the Royal Hallamshire Hospital in Sheffield, catch a ferry from Liverpool to Belfast, and then ride down to the Mater Hospital in Dublin.
Recognising that the journey with PH can be very hard for patients and their families, they want to show their support by travelling their own challenging journey and raising essential funds at the same time.
The team taking to the saddle are:
𝑫𝒓 𝑴𝒂𝒓𝒕𝒊𝒏 𝑱𝒐𝒉𝒏𝒔𝒐𝒏 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑮𝒐𝒍𝒅𝒆𝒏 𝑱𝒖𝒃𝒊𝒍𝒆𝒆 𝑯𝒐𝒔𝒑𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒍 (𝑮𝒍𝒂𝒔𝒈𝒐𝒘)
𝑫𝒓 𝑫𝒂𝒗𝒊𝒅 𝑾𝒆𝒍𝒔𝒉 𝒐𝒇 𝑪𝒂𝒍𝒆𝒅𝒐𝒏𝒊𝒂𝒏 𝑼𝒏𝒊𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒊𝒕𝒚 (𝑮𝒍𝒂𝒔𝒈𝒐𝒘)
𝑫𝒓 𝑱𝒊𝒎 𝑳𝒐𝒓𝒅𝒂𝒏 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑭𝒓𝒆𝒆𝒎𝒂𝒏 𝑯𝒐𝒔𝒑𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒍 (𝑵𝒆𝒘𝒄𝒂𝒔𝒕𝒍𝒆)
𝑫𝒓 𝑱𝒐𝒉𝒏 𝑪𝒂𝒏𝒏𝒐𝒏 𝒐𝒇 𝑹𝒐𝒚𝒂𝒍 𝑷𝒂𝒑𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒉 𝑯𝒐𝒔𝒑𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒍 (𝑪𝒂𝒎𝒃𝒓𝒊𝒅𝒈𝒆)
𝑷𝒓𝒐𝒇 𝑹𝒐𝒃𝒊𝒏 𝑪𝒐𝒏𝒅𝒍𝒊𝒇𝒇𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑹𝒐𝒚𝒂𝒍 𝑯𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒂𝒎𝒔𝒉𝒊𝒓𝒆 𝑯𝒐𝒔𝒑𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒍 (𝑺𝒉𝒆𝒇𝒇𝒊𝒆𝒍𝒅)
𝑷𝒓𝒐𝒇 𝑺𝒆𝒂𝒏 𝑮𝒂𝒊𝒏𝒆 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑫𝒓 𝑩𝒓𝒊𝒂𝒏 𝑴𝒄𝑪𝒖𝒍𝒍𝒐𝒖𝒈𝒉 𝒐𝒇 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝑴𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝑯𝒐𝒔𝒑𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒍 (𝑫𝒖𝒃𝒍𝒊𝒏)
𝑫𝒓 𝑬𝒎𝒎𝒆𝒕𝒕 𝑴𝒂𝒋𝒐𝒓 𝒐𝒇 𝑩𝒆𝒍𝒇𝒂𝒔𝒕 𝑪𝒊𝒕𝒚 𝑯𝒐𝒔𝒑𝒊𝒕𝒂𝒍 (𝑩𝒆𝒍𝒇𝒂𝒔𝒕)
They will be joined by Steve Saunders, and Dr Neil Hamilton of the Royal Hallamshire Hospital will be following them in a van to provide essential supplies and support.
On arrival at the Mater Hospital, the team will get together to talk about advances in treatments in PH, and this will be broadcast on Zoom so that patients and the PH community can watch and listen live, and ask questions if they wish. This will take place at 4pm on Saturday 30th September, and you can access it via this link (passcode 083572).