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Wolverhampton NHS worker and patient team up to complete charity bike ride

In a heartwarming display of teamwork and determination, Chris Scordis, Clinical Exercise Physiologist and Cardiac Rehab Manager for Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust and Dennis Pearson are taking on the challenge of the Wolverhampton to Aberdovey bike ride to raise funds for a local heart charity, Wolverhampton Coronary Aftercare Support Group.

The dynamic duo are embarking on this 100-mile journey to support a cause close to their hearts. Photo: Chris Scordis

The dynamic duo are embarking on this 100-mile journey to support a cause close to their hearts, aiming to raise awareness and much-needed funds for the local heart charity. Despite the physical and mental challenges along the way, their unwavering commitment and shared goal is keeping them motivated for the gruelling ride ahead.

Chris, expressed his gratitude for the opportunity to make a difference outside of his usual NHS healthcare role: "It is truly inspiring to see the resilience and determination of Dennis throughout this journey. Together, we have pushed each other to go the extra mile, knowing that every pedal stroke is helping those in need," he shared.

Dennis, who has overcome his own health challenges, being rehabilitated by Chris following his coronary artery bypass, saw this bike ride as a way to give back and support others facing similar struggles. "I am incredibly grateful for the care and support I have received from the NHS and Have a Heart Wolverhampton (Rehabilitation Facility) and this ride is a way for me to show my appreciation and contribute to a cause that is so important," he stated.

The duo's efforts have not gone unnoticed, as they have received an outpouring of support from the other members of Have a Heart Wolverhampton. Their fundraising efforts are on going and if you would like to support them please visit

Their challenge will raise vital funds for the local heart charity and their rehabilitation centre in Wolverhampton, and will also serve as a symbol of hope and resilience for all those facing challenges.

This inspiring story serves as a reminder of the incredible impact that individuals can make when they come together for a common cause. The bond forged between this Chris and Dennis is a testament to the power of teamwork, compassion, and the determination to create positive change in the world.

By Chris Scordis - Contributor

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