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Healthcare workers get on their bikes for charity

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Healthcare workers from Newcastle will be taking to two wheels for a gruelling charity bike ride in Sweden later this month.

Ten employees from the leading disposable incontinence product manufacturer, Attends, will ride the 300km Vätternrundan in Motala, Sweden on 18-19 June.

The Attends team includes chief executive James Steele, group financial controller Andy Biggs and UK finance controller Simon Berry and these men will be raising money for I-connect, which supports community and educational work in Udaipur in Rajasthan.

Steele said: “Team Attends takes part in a variety of voluntary activities to support charities around the world. We chose to undertake the Vätternrundan bike ride in Sweden, where our main manufacturing plant is based, to support a small charity that really needs funds to help the poorest people of India.”

“It’s a real challenge for the whole team as it is probably one of the most gruelling charity bike rides we could have chosen, but we’re all committed to raising as much money as possible and have been training hard.”

Biggs said: “The I-connect-supported Ashadeep Medical centre in Udaipur, India is providing frontline medical care to the poor or socially excluded residents of one particular slum area. It is not a high profile international project, nor is its reach targeting more than a few thousand people. However, for those people affected, it is making a huge difference.

“It is an incredibly valuable endeavor and Attends Healthcare is proud to be helping to make a difference in this healthcare project.”

A trustee of I-connect, Janet Halford, said: “We at I-connect are delighted to have been chosen as Attends’ nominated charity for the Vätternrundan event. It sounds highly challenging and we hope that the team has both the satisfaction of completing the course and raising significant sponsorship, to make it worth all their effort. Every pound raised will be used directly to benefit those using the Ashadeep medical centre in India.”

Anyone wishing to make a donation can do so via the team blog where regular updates are posted. Click here to be directed to the blog.

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