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10k cycle every day

Ian has challenged himself to cycle 10km every day for the month of October, covering a total of 310km, to raise money to support nursing professionals suffering hardship.

He qualified as a nurse in 1975 and forty-two years later is still working in the profession he loves, caring for people every day. So what has inspired to Ian to raise money to support nursing colleagues?

“I have witnessed fantastic nurses, midwives and healthcare assistants – really dedicated healthcare professionals – who have had their careers curtailed through ill health and disability. Also, through my work as an RCN representative, I’ve seen the devastation caused when lives are changed in this way.”

Ian heard about the #10kForNurses campaign on Facebook and it aims to get 100 people to raise £100 each in the month of October, with the target being £10,000 to help support nurses suffering hardship. He is planning on cycling around County Durham where he lives, taking in the three National Parks and coastline nearby, every day in October.

“The difficult part will be trying to find time each day to cycle 10km but I know it benefits my health and work/life balance. I’m also really proud to be wearing the Cavell Nurses’ Trust T-Shirt and promoting such a good cause.”

Ian has a message for anyone thinking of doing something to raise money for Cavell Nurses’ Trust,

“Just do it. And help our colleagues in their time of need.”

To donate to Ian’s JustGiving page please visit

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