Four-year-old from Bucks raises over £1,000 for NHS

Four-year-old Penelope from Buckinghamshire completed a 2.6km bike ride as part of the 2.6 challenge aiming to raise £260 for the NHS but ended up reaching over £1,000.

Friday, 15th May 2020, 10:36 am
Updated Friday, 15th May 2020, 10:38 am

Born at 34 weeks at Stoke Mandeville Hospital, Penelope had to spend two weeks on the neonatal unit receiving care. Since then she has required treatment from physiotherapy to audiology.

Penelope said: “I am raising money for all the doctors and nurses that helped me when I was a tiny baby.”

Neil Macdonald, Chief Executive said: “This is an amazing achievement, for which I hope Penelope feels very proud. We are so grateful that Penelope has chosen to raise money for us and to all her supporters for such generous donations.”

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Penelope rode 2.6 km for charity

Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust has around 6,000 staff who provide a wide range of services from two acute hospital sites in Stoke Mandeville and Wycombe, five community hospitals at Amersham, Buckingham, Chalfonts and Gerrards Cross, Marlow and Thame, and a number of community sites across the county, as well as in patients’ own homes.

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Penelope in her NHS t-shirt