All roads Lead To Rome

January 29, 2017  |   Charity,Fundraising,News,Press   |     |   0 Comment

For their 2016 charity challenge to raise awareness and funds for those suffering from urological conditions, 16 intrepid cyclists from the field of Urology based at UCLH Westmoreland Street and from the world of business joined The Parnell Fund Founders Consultant Urological Surgeon Mr Jeremy Ockrim and patient Neville Parnell in raising nearly £3000 by completing a grueling cycle challenge

“All Roads Lead to Rome”

 

 

 

 

Cycling nearly 200 miles from Florence to Rome tackling the mountainous terrain on the lonely roads through the valleys of the Apennine, made this quite a tough cycling challenging, however, we were rewarded with stunning and peaceful countryside; passing through Passignano sul Trasimeno, Perugia, Assisi, Spoleto, Terni, Poggio Mirteto, eventually with tired legs, entering the final destination and completing yet another memorable, exciting challenge to the “Eternal City” of Rome.

 

Neville Parnell said “this was certainly a tough challenge, especially for such a diverse group but everybody worked together to ensure that we completed the challenge and ultimately achieve our goal of helping patients with urological conditions. I am sure there are lots of patients both past and present who have received life changing care and treatment from the Urology Department at UCLH and many may like the opportunity to promote what we are doing, and to raise as much money as possible for a very worthy cause”. This can be done by visiting our social media sites or donations can be made at the below link:

 

http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fund/uppompeiitriathlon

 

Mr Jeremy Ockrim said “like many on this trip, cycling takes me well out my comfort zone. The climbs were extremely difficult, on the steepest sections it was hard enough to keep the bike moving forward let alone in a straight line, then once you reached the top you found yourself clinging onto the brakes for dear life as you start on a steep descent.

Urological conditions can have chronic disabling effects on a person’s life. But those affected should not suffer in silence – help and support is available. So please support us so that we may support you!”

 

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