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Still time to join bike ride in aid of Grantham Hospital ward

Mayor of Grantham Coun Ian Selby with Simon Hopkins, managing Director of Simon Hopkins Electrical Services.

Mayor of Grantham Coun Ian Selby with Simon Hopkins, managing Director of Simon Hopkins Electrical Services.

There’s still time to get involved in a big charity cycle ride which will raise funds to enhance care for children at Grantham Hospital.

The Kingfisher Ride is just over three weeks away and organisers are appealing for even more local firms and individuals to sign up to take part.

The event, organised by Grantham business Simon Hopkins Electrical Services, will raise funds for a sensory room to be built at Kingfisher children’s ward at the hospital.

Among those who have already pledged to take part is mayor of Grantham, Councillor Ian Selby.

He said: “I am absolutely delighted to be supporting this event in aid of the Kingfisher Ward.

“I encourage people to participate and support this event in order to help our local children recover from illness and injury and put a big smile back on their faces.”

Cyclists taking part in the event on September 14 can choose between a course of 28 miles or 10 miles.

The longer route starts from the hospital at 11am and visits Harlaxton, Woolsthorpe, Bottesford, Long Bennington and Hough on the Hill before finishing at Woody’s bar at Ancaster.

The shorter route starts at The Wheatsheaf Inn at Dry Doddington at noon and also ends at Woody’s.

The planned sensory room will create a calming atmosphere for both parents and carers to bond with their children.

This type of room is particularly useful for children with sight or hearing problems.

The Kingfisher event is the second charity ride organised by the company.

In May last year 82 cyclists raised more than £6,000 towards the cost of repairs to St Wulfram’s Church spire in Grantham.

 

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