07 November 2016
AWP's sporting heroes
Kind-hearted staff from
North Somerset are busy raising money for worthwhile causes by
cycling up mountains and challenging the police on the football
Jon Williams, modern matron at the Long Fox Unit in
Weston-Super-Mare will be tackling a grueling 3000 feet cycle ride
up Mount Snowdon on 11November and the North Somerset Primary Care
Liaison Service recently took on a police football team at Banwell
Welshman Jon is a keen cyclist who commutes to and from work
every day on his bike. It was suggested that his enthusiasm for
cycling could be used to raise money for charity, so where better
to go for a ride than up Mount Snowdon? Jon considered many
charities before choosing 1 in 4 People, a mental health charity
based in Weston-Super-Mare and Clevedon. 1 in 4 People provide
counselling, holistic therapies, advocacy, drop in sessions,
support groups and activity groups.
Friends Dean Kenny and Stuart Burgess will accompany Jon on this
mammoth trip, with the trio now training hard to prepare for the
difficult mountain terrain.
Jon said: "I will be sporting a comedy moustache over the coming
weeks to help draw attention to myself to raise awareness and funds
for the charity."
You can donate direct through the 1 in 4 People
website using secure payment or by contacting Jon on 07780 633
96 before the end of November.
Meanwhile, staff raised over £1,000 towards Gracie's Appeal, set
up to help fund a life changing operation for 6 year old Gracie
from Weston-Super-Mare who has cerebral palsy.
Gracie, the granddaughter of mental health worker Julie Thorne,
requires an expensive operation not available on the NHS, followed
by two years of intense physiotherapy in the hope that she will
then be able to walk independently.
Kieron Corrigan North Somerset Primary Care Liaison Service team
leader said: "When we approached Banwell FC for use of a pitch,
they took it on and made a day of it. They lent us kit and provided
food with profits going to the charity."
The AWP team was well matched throughout and although the police
led 3-1, deep into the second half AWP came back with two late
goals. Everyone agreed that a three all draw was a fair result.
You can find
out more information about Gracie's Appeal and make a donation
Thank you to everyone who has supported these worthy causes.