NHS CEO saddles up for charity challenge

Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust Chief Executive Michele Moran is set to cycle an 84-mile virtual route to raise funds for Trust charity, Health Stars.

Michele Moran, Chief Executive of Humber Teaching NHS Foundation Trust

The virtual route travels from Children and Young People’s Mental Health Unit, Inspire on Walker Street, Hull to Whitby Community Hospital. Michele will be joined on the journey by staff from across the Trust including nurses, pharmacists, estates, administration and patient experience colleagues. 

The Trust provides a range of integrated health care services across Hull, the East Riding of Yorkshire, Whitby, Scarborough, and Ryedale. The virtual ride, which will take place on 23rd June at Trust Headquarters in Willerby, visits ten of those service including eight Mental Health Inpatient Units in Hull before travelling to Malton Community Hospital and finally Whitby Community Hospital.

Michele’s previous challenges have raised over £15,000 for Health Stars benefiting patients and staff across the organisation funding everything from arts and craft materials, ‘stress-less’ bags, gardening items for patients and to staff team building days and specialist training equipment.

Chief Executive, Michele Moran said: “I am looking forward to taking part in the challenge again this year. It’s wonderful to be joined this year by colleagues from across our services. They know first-hand what a difference charity funds can make to where they work and it will be helpful to have them spurring me on when it gets tough.”

The event has been organised by Trust Charity, Health Stars who raise funds to provide extra support beyond NHS core funding. This includes investment in specialist equipment, Staff health and wellbeing initiatives, training and improvements to hospital environments that can make hospital feel less like hospital.

Fundraising Manager, Kristina Poxton said: “We are delighted to be working with Michele on a unique challenge this year. We are privileged to be able to raise funds that add that extra sparkle to NHS services and we are delighted to have already raised over £4800 for this challenge. The more that we raise the more patients and families that we can impact so we are asking everyone to spread the word and support our riders as they take to the virtual road”

Main event sponsors IDNS, 3 Crowns LTD & Sewell Group are joined by sponsors for each leg of the journey and shirt and signage sponsors. Sponsors are still sought for the final two legs travelling from Pine View in Hull to Malton Community Hospital and from Malton Hospital to Whitby Community Hospital.

To donate you can text CEOCHALLENGE to 70085 to donate £5.00.

Or visit https://health_stars.donr.com/ceochallenge