|Roehampton Man to Cycle to Paris|
Where he will run the Paris Marathon!
Roehampton resident Tom Herbert is taking up a big challenge this year. Not content with cycling 300 miles from London to Paris, once he has got there he will also run the Paris Marathon all to help raise funds for the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) at Bath’s Royal United Hospital.
Tom is riding and running to support the NICU because when growing up in Somerset, his brother Milo, now aged 10, spent the first 3 months of his life being cared for in the unit following his premature birth in 2001.
The cycle to Paris sets off on April 11th, arriving in the French capital two days later with the marathon taking place on April 15th. Tom will be accompanied on the cycle by his Dad (who a few days later will celebrate his 50th birthday), and by Jamie Mason who is also doing the Cycle + Marathon challenge to support Bone Cancer Research.
Over the past couple of years this unit has undergone major refurbishment with the old and tired facilities that had outgrown their use being turned in to parent accommodation, staff offices and seminar space. Sitting proudly next door is the new Dyson Centre for Neonatal Care, the first environmentally sustainable premature baby unit in Europe.
Natalie Hannam, Events Fundraiser for the Appeal commented:
If you would like to support Tom in his Cycling and Marathon challenge please visit http://www.justgiving.com/Tom-Herbert0 , to find out more about the Dyson Centre for Neonatal Care please visit www.foreverfriendsappeal.co.uk .
March 23, 2012