On the 9th-17th September 2017 two of the Giant team, Ian English and Nick Taylor, will be taking on the Deloitte Ride Across Britain, cycling the length of the UK from the very aptly named Land’s End to John O’Goats in Scotland, the northern most tip of the UK mainland. Never one to back down from a challenge, both Ian and Nick will be taking part in this gruelling challenge in support of Leicester based charity Raising Health, and their appeal to buy more Hill Rom vests for the Diana Children’s Service.
The Hill Rom vest is a high frequency chest wall oscillator that assists with chest clearance in very poorly children. These children have weakened muscles and therefore cannot clear the secretions on their chest in the same way a healthy, active children would be able to. These vests have proven very effective in assisting chest clearance and thereby reducing the number of chest infections the children get, keeping them out of hospital and improving their quality of life. You can see the vest at work here in this video.
There are currently only two vests for the whole of Leicestershire and Rutland even though the demand for them is estimated to be in excess of ten. Ian and Nick would love to be able to raise enough to buy one vest (they cost £6000 each) and help improve the lives of poorly children across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.
Please take a look at their Virgin Money Giving page where you can find out more information and sponsor their ride. They would really appreciate your support and thank you for any donations.
Best of luck to Ian and Nick from everyone at Giant – 969 miles to go!