Bath Voice News: Mark’s epic cycle ride to raise cash for Bath’s hospital charity and Save The Children (only 1,400 miles from Bath to Malaga)

Mark Hawkins who was born at the Royal United Hospital Bath (RUH Bath) set off on an epic adventure last week to raise money for RUHX, the official charity of the RUH Bath.  This challenge involves cycling to the south of Spain in a self supporting effort carrying all his kit with him over three weeks of cycling.

Mark said: “My father worked for the NHS and in recent years he had amazing treatment from the RUH.  Sadly, he passed away this year at the RUH as he was very ill. But in his final days he could have not received better care anywhere.  So, I’m taking on this challenge to thank the amazing team of Nurses, Doctors and other staff at the RUH.”

Jan Witt of RUH charity RUHX said “Best of luck Mark in the amazing journey that you are undertaking, we are so incredibly appreciative and inspired that you have taken on this fantastic challenge in honour of your late father. Your determination and support will make a huge difference to our patients and the extraordinary staff who care for them here at the RUH. This is such a wonderful challenge to take on in tribute to your late father.  Thank you.”

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