Apex Medical’s 500-mile bicycle challenge to help raise funds for children’s hospice
Worcester-based Apex Medical is helping to raise vital funds for a West Midlands’ children’s hospice with one of its staff about to undertake a 500-mile bicycle challenge.
Greg Whelan, Marketing & Product Manager at Apex Medical, will be embarking on the four-day bicycle journey in the Scottish Highlands on 3rd July.
He is hoping to raise money for Acorns Children’s Hospice Trust, a charity which offers palliative care and support to life-limited and life-threatened children and their families across the West Midlands region.
Apex Medical, the UK subsidiary of Apex Medical Corp, helped to provide critical medical equipment to the NHS, care homes and medical centres during the COVID-19 pandemic, and health, wellness and care are close to its heart, said Greg.
The firm wanted to give something back to the community after a difficult year and a half. Greg commented: “The COVID-19 pandemic has had a huge knock-on affect on the healthcare system and charities, many of which rely on the support and donations raised through fundraising.
“As the majority of the employees here are all parents, we can only imagine how vital the support Acorns provides within the Midlands and how isolation through the last 18 months would have impacted greatly on those families with children with life limiting illnesses.”
“My recent involvement with Acorns has inspired me to take all the positives and kindness shown towards me during my childhood and do all I can to help children suffering life limiting illness and to support their families through challenges such as this.
“For many of us their daily challenges are unimaginable. In being the best I can be, I want to do all I can to help and support Acorns, and the children and families who rely on the wonderful support of Acorns Children’s hospice.”
Now Greg is in his final preparation stage for his cycle challenge, starting in Inverness, which will see him take on a whopping 500 miles with well over 25,000 feet of elevation.
Greg added: “The support I have been given from Apex, family and friends is amazing, if not a little daunting as now the pressure really is on for completing it.”
With the pandemic restrictions now easing, more fundraising, challenges and events will be taken on by Apex and employees to help raise more funds to support Acorns and the vital work they do. Most recently, Apex Medical’s Sales Director Ivan Thompson helped raise £95 for the charity after completing a run in Kilimanjaro.
So far, Greg has raised 40 per cent of his £2,000 target. To help Greg reach his goal any donations on his Just Giving website would be appreciated.https://thiis.co.uk/apex-medicals-500-mile-bicycle-challenge-to-help-raise-funds-for-childrens-hospice/https://i0.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Greg-Whelan-at-hospice.jpg?fit=900%2C675&ssl=1https://i0.wp.com/thiis.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/Greg-Whelan-at-hospice.jpg?resize=150%2C150&ssl=1NewsroomSupplier NewsTrade NewsAcorn Children's Hospice Trust,APEX Medical,charity,presure careWorcester-based Apex Medical is helping to raise vital funds for a West Midlands’ children’s hospice with one of its staff about to undertake a 500-mile bicycle challenge. Greg Whelan, Marketing & Product Manager at Apex Medical, will be embarking on the four-day bicycle journey in the Scottish Highlands on 3rd...Liane McIvorLiane McIvorliane@thiis.co.ukAdministratorTHIIS Magazine