Kathryn completed a 972-mile bike ride in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice
A London woman completed the Deloitte Ride across Britain last month to help support St Catherine’s after her sister was cared for by the hospice.
Operations Analyst, Kathryn Alty, completed the 972-mile ride across Britain spanning over nine days.
Kathryn started training for the gruelling bike ride last September. Training started in the gym throughout winter, and she gradually took to the roads to complete 30-mile and 70-90 mile rides in one go.
Kathryn said: “I focused on doing lots of back to back days in the saddle and often went on trips with my bike and friends, across England and France.”
In July 2015 Kathryn’s sister Tracy was diagnosed with stage three bowel cancer. Following on from her diagnosis Tracy was referred to the hospice in August 2015.
She said: “After a short stay in St Catherine’s, myself and my family saw the incredible grace, kindness and respect that the staff show to every single person. It was humbling and handled so wonderfully that I knew I had to give something back, to make sure the hospice could continue to help others.”
St Catherine’s fundraiser, Emma Jacovelli, said: “We’re extremely grateful for the amazing effort Kathryn has gone to in completing the 972-mile ride across Britain and raising £3,231 for the hospice. Plus an extra £250 from Kathryn’s father’s work – Eric Wright Construction -bringing the total donation to £3,481.
“The support from Kathryn means that we are able to continue providing much needed care, to local people with life-shortening illnesses when it matters most.”
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