Cardio Team Spin Their Way to Success

A team of nurses and doctors from the cardiothoracic critical care unit have raised an amazing £5409.68 by holding a 24 hour spinathon at the Royal Stoke University Hospital. The team wanted to raise money to buy comforts for patients who are treated on the unit, sometimes for many weeks, following major heart surgery. 

The challenge almost didn’t go ahead after a member of their team, Sandra Timmis, sadly passed away, but after talking it through, and with her husband’s blessing, they decided to continue and do the spinathon in Sandra’s memory.

So with lots of support from staff who came throughout the whole event to cheer them on, two school choirs to entertain them, a few sport’s massages and the odd tear during the wee small hours, they got through it virtually unscathed!
As they stepped off the bikes whispers of ‘never again’ could be heard as they hobbled to their beds, but within a couple of days they were already planning their next 24 hour challenge.