Ninfield resident, Lorna Tomasetti, has signed up for ‘Ride London 100’ to raise “vital” funds for Great Ormond Street Hospital.
The race will be held in London on Sunday August 4 when she will join over 20,000 other cyclists to cycle 100 miles in under nine hours.
This is “a huge challenge” for Lorna, who is training hard for the event, cycling five times a week, including 50 mile rides at the weekend.
She is keen to fundraise for Great Ormond Street as her three year old son, Edward, has had six operations at the hospital since his birth. The hospital and staff at the hospital have given her son “world class care” and she would like to give something back to the hospital.
Lorna said: “Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s charity needs to raise over £50 million each year to make sure the hospital remains the world-class pioneering institution it is today. Support from fundraising events help them to buy vital equipment, fund pioneering research and most importantly rebuild and refurbish some of their hospital site. This redevelopment will allow them to replace inconvenient, cramped outdated wards with new facilities where parents can sleep alongside their child and will mean that children have more space in which to get well.
“My husband and I will always be so grateful to Great Ormond Street Hospital for the incredible care they have given our son. During our
many visits to this hospital, we have witnessed so many brave children and their parents. Please help me to raise money for this special hospital.”
To donate to Lorna’s fundraising page go to: http://www.justgiving.com/Lorna-Tomasetti or alternatively sponsor her at Ninfield Village Stores.