Pedal power to raise pounds for hospital breast cancer unit

Dave Podmore
Dave Podmore

A HUSBAND is cycling an incredible 140 miles in one day to raise money for the hospital breast cancer unit treating his wife.

Dave Podmore’s wife Vicky is undergoing treatment for breast cancer after she was diagnosed with the disease in August last year.

Brandy Wharf consultant Dave is so impressed with the care Vicky has received from nurses at Lincoln County Hospital’s specialist breast care unit, he has decided do a gruelling bike ride to raise £10,000 so they can get lipomodelling equipment.

The 49-year-old will set off from Charing Cross Station in London at 5am and cycle 140 miles until he reaches the finish line at Lincoln Cathedral late in the afternoon.

Dave, who is doing the challenge with a group of friends, said: “This is going to be a mammoth challenge, especially for me, but a very worthwhile one.

“The care and consideration my wife received from the nurses at Lincoln County Hospital was absolutely brilliant in every way.

“I felt so strongly about it that I decided I wanted to do something to help.

“A lot of females feel very insecure if they feel they don’t look right so buying lipomodelling equipment will be really beneficial.”

United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust charitable funds accountant Adrian Graves said: “This is a specialist piece of equipment that is used in the reconstruction process after breast cancer surgery.

“This treatment has a major impact on their psychological well-being and improves their quality of life.”

Dave – who will complete the cycle ride on June 23 – says he has been training hard and has even completed a 92-mile ride in preparation for his challenge.

To sponsor Dave, visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/supportingcharity.