A kind hearted pharmacy assistant at East Surrey Hospital is peddling from Land’s End to John O’Groats in memory of her mother in law and to raise money for a local hospice.
Adrienne Horne, from Horley, will spend her birthday in the saddle on her epic journey – covering nearly 1000 miles in ten days and hopes her peddle powered efforts will raise £1,000 for St Catherine’s Hospice in Crawley.
Taking a break from her job with Surrey and Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust, the 42 year old will be joined by colleague and friend Kirsty Billin, an occupational therapist at Crawley Hospital.
The money raised will be used to support end of life care at St Catherine’s Hospice, a cause close to Adrienne’s heart as her mother in law was cared for at the hospice before her death last year.
Adrienne said: “It was my mother in law’s dying wish to be cared for at St Catherine’s and I really want to give something back. I’m just pleased to be able to support such a worthwhile local cause.”
As a practise run, Adrienne recently cycled 200 miles from London to Paris but described this fund raising ride as her ‘biggest challenge’.
She added: “I have never attempted 10 consecutive days of cycling and the thought is quite daunting. I’ve been told the first three days are the most difficult and ‘hellishly hilly’ but I’m up for the challenge.”
If you would like to sponsor Adrienne, who sets off on 19 August, please visit her JustGiving page https://www.justgiving.com/Adrienne-Horne1