2,000 miles completed to raise funds for NHS

By Harriet Evans | Wolverhampton | Health | Published:

More than 2,000 miles have been completed by members of the community and staff to raise funds for the NHS.

The Wolverhampton Filipino Cyclists Association

The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Charity invited individuals to show their support and celebrate the 72nd birthday of the health service.

Thanks to participants a total of £5,362.95 has been raised for the charity.

Supporters asked friends and family to sponsor them to cycle, walk or even hop for 72 miles throughout the month of July.

The Wolverhampton Filipino Cyclists Association planned a bike ride from New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton to Worcester and back, each cycling 92.44 miles.

Lucy Toal, Tom Asprey, Aly Hunter, James Fryer and Jess Evans took part in a bike ride to raise money for the NHS

The cyclists continued to cover additional miles up until July 31, completing the challenge having clocked up 1,171 miles in total.

The AMU team, based at New Cross Hospital, also completed their miles in one day, starting from the Fox at Shipley.

Twelve members of staff, along with the Fox at Shipley owner Neil Taylor, worked together to cover the distance.

Aly Hunter, a physician associate within the AMU team, said: “By raising money for The Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust Charity we can help make a real difference to patients, their families and the staff that treat them.”

Harriet Evans

By Harriet Evans
Community Reporter - @HarrietEvans_ES

Community Reporter at the Express & Star, covering the issues affecting young people across the Black Country and Staffordshire. Contact me at

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