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Hampstead couple cycle ‘London to Sicily’

Tuesday, May 19, 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Andrea Guidi
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Hampstead couple cycle ‘London to Sicily’ to thank ‘life-saving’ hospital after partner lost most of her intenstines

By Michael Boniface

www.hamhigh.co.uk, 5/15/20 Michael Boniface

 

An inspired couple are cycling “from London to Sicily” out of their Hampstead home to fundraise and say thank you to a northwest London hospital.

 

Bethia Manson and James Gratton, both 27, started the 1,685-mile journey on May 4 using James’ bike equipped with a turbo trainer, which provides real-life resistance for the gruelling 42-day challenge.

After losing most of her intestines from inflammatory bowel disease in 2014, Bethia was diagnosed with short bowel syndrome and is using the mammoth ride to thank St Mark’s Hospital, Harrow for her treatment – including her original “life-saving” care, a recent procedure during lockdown and continued medical nutrition.

Bethia told the Ham&High: “I felt really strongly that I wanted to raise money for St Mark’s, especially in the current climate where charities are suffering.

 

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