DP Medical Systems commercial director Owen Pemberton teamed up with medical device manufacturer Sheffmed last month, in a bid to help raise vital funds to deliver ENT and audiology training in Africa.
Owen joined Sheffmed director Alan McNulty for two legs of his epic ‘LEJOG 2016’ bike ride, which saw Alan cycle more than 1,200 miles from Lands End to John O’Groats in aid of the company’s ENT Africa programme.
More than £6,000 has been raised by the fundraising team, surpassing the initial target of £5,000 – the cost of training two ENT nurses in Malawi, where the ENT Africa programme focuses.
Owen Pemberton, said: “It was a real honour to join Alan for part of his LEJOG bike ride this summer. The temperatures were soaring and it was definitely hard work in places, but by keeping our minds focused on the fantastic cause we were raising money for, we did it.”
Alan reached John O’Groats after 10 gruelling days on the road, calling at ENT units across the country to rally support along the way.
Alan, said: “We’re thrilled to have not only met, but surpassed our fundraising target.
“It’s was a tough journey but one that will make a real difference to so many people less fortunate. We can now ensure the much needed training in Malawi happens and our heartfelt thanks go to everyone who has supported and contributed to the cause.”
The ENT Africa programme supports Malawi’s national development plan for ear care.
Donations can still be made to the charity, via JustGiving: https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/ent-africa
Watch Owen and Alan’s update, captured at Barnsley Hospital during their journey from Barnsley to Harrogate.