A home care provider in Huddersfield is sponsoring a local cyclist wgho will raise funds for its chosen charity.
Bluebird Care (Kirklees), based at Salendine Nook, is sponsoring Paul Terry – brother of care manager Angela McGuinness – as he raised funds for Kirkwood Hospice at Dalton, by cycling around Kirklees.
Said Paul: “It wasn’t until my mid-30s that I started cycling. I had just been diagnosed with Palindromic rheumatism and needed a way to become more active.
“I started by riding to and from work every day and as I felt myself getting fitter, I wanted to try more difficult rides. Today, I am a member of Ravensthorpe Cycling Club and I enjoy travelling round Britain to take part in challenging events.
“My family have collectively held and taken part in fundraising for the Kirkwood Hospice over the years. Sadly, we experienced firsthand the amazing work that the hospice does when my granddad, Jack Wedderburn, spent his final weeks there in 2010.
“It was a great comfort to see him receiving the best care imaginable during his final weeks.”
Paul said: “When I was approached by Graham Lewis, director of Bluebird Care (Kirklees), to raise money for Kirkwood Hospice on behalf of Bluebird Care, I jumped at the chance.
“I am aware of the work that Bluebord does and the fantastic reputation that they have within my community. It makes me proud to wear their colours, whilst raising money for this great cause. In excess of £200 sponsorship for our first outing is a great start.”
Bluebird Care is one of the UK’s leading national providers of care in the home. It has almost 200 offices across the UK and provides 20,000 visits to customers every day.