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Retired surgeon at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust to cycle 874 miles to raise funds for staff wellbeing

| June 10, 2020
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Mr Chris Pool on his bicycle. (Image supplied by Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust)

A retired surgeon at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust is cycling 874 miles to raise funds for staff wellbeing.

Mr Chris Pool, 86, was an orthopaedic surgeon at Stoke Mandeville Hospital and retired 18 years ago. Mr Pool is to cycle daily between Great Missenden and Chequers until he has covered a total of 874 miles, the same distance as travelling between Land’s End and John O’Groats.

The money raised by the cycle rides will be used to help improve the wellbeing of current staff at Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust during the COVID-19 pandemic.

So far Chris has cycled around 200 miles and raised more than £3,700.

Further information and details on how to support and donate to Chris’s campaign can be found at https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/chris-pool-1.

Mr Pool said: ‘I was given the bicycle 15 years ago by a grateful widow whose husband I helped in his terminal illness.

I started cycling when lockdown occurred and decided three weeks ago that I would do something for Stoke Mandeville Hospital where I had been a consultant orthopaedic surgeon for 29 years.

The Chief Executive of Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, Neil Macdonald, said: ‘Mr Pool’s commitment to support us all even after 29 years of service, is both humbling and inspiring.

We are so grateful for his fantastic efforts and continued support and for the generous donations as a result.

*Source of article : Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

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