A local lady who recently turned 60 years old has proved it is the new 40; by cycling 900 miles so far this year. Elizabeth Hathway, from Angle decided that she wanted to do something different and raise money for Charity. She wanted to cycle a minimum of 50 miles per month; for 12 months. As the months went on her physical and mental health greatly improved and she started to do more and more. Elizabeth has so far supported British Heart Foundation, Angle RNLI, Meningitis and now Paul Sartori Hospice at Home.

 

Elizabeth chose to support Paul Sartori throughout May by cycling 252 miles, as the charity had supported her family back in 2004. “Paul Sartori helped my father live at home in the last weeks of his life, surrounded by his family and friends. They borrowed us equipment (Bed, wheel chair, commode etc,) nurses came in at night to let us get some sleep as my father didn’t like being alone in the last days, I and my family will be forever grateful to the foundation for all there help and support.” Said Elizabeth.

 

Elizabeth has tremendous determination, over the last 10 years her health has not been the best. She suffered two heart attacks, has arthritis in her ankles, knees, shoulder and neck, and is waiting for a knee operation. Previous to this challenge Elizabeth joined slimming world, lost 4 stone in weight and then took up cycling again. Elizabeth raised £100.00 for Paul Sartori Hospice at Home charity.

Pedal power

“It is through the generosity of local people that organise these fundraisers that we can continue to provide this much needed service for anyone in the later stages of any life limiting illness. The services are available free of charge, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.” Said Laura Hugman, Clinical Team Manager at Paul Sartori Hospice at Home.