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Cycle Challenge For Disabled Children

Paramedics will be using peddle power to raise money for disabled children. Members of West Midlands Ambulance Service will cycle 130 miles to seven ambulance bases across Shropshire in a two-day fundraising event. The challenge is set to raise money for the leading children’s disability charity, Newlife Foundation, based in Cannock, Staffordshire. Shropshire paramedic Elaine Eccleston says: “Although this event is sure to be a challenge we are hoping to raise as much as possible for Newlife. We have a target of £3,000 and ambulance staff wanting to take part can do as much or as little of the challenge as they like. All we ask is that people get sponsored, because this is such a good cause.” Ambulance staff will ride across Donnington, Whitchurch, Oswestry, Shrewsbury, Bridgnorth, Craven Arms and Tweedale in the hope of raising money on Saturday June 5th and Sunday June 6th. Newlife CEO Sheila Brown says: “This is a brilliant effort from members of West Midlands Ambulance Service improving the lives of disabled children within the local community. I think it is wonderful that people that care professionally can let this care for others roll over to take up this very personal challenge and everyone at Newlife is proud to have the support of this team. We are very grateful to everyone involved, and would encourage other groups and individuals to keep fundraising for other local disabled children.” To sponsor the paramedics see For further details about Newlife call 01543 468 888 or see -Ends- Picture caption (l-r): Paramedic Mick Harvey, Paramedic Elaine Eccleston and Liam Eccleston (Elaine’s son)