Sixteen year-old, Oli Shearman, from Retford has cycled 149km in memory of the people who have lost their lives to Covid-19 at Doncaster and Bassetlaw Teaching Hospitals (DBTH), and in doing so, has raised £895 for the Trust’s charity.

Oli wanted to do something to support families who have been affected by the virus and, as an avid cyclist, thought he would cycle a kilometre in memory of every person who has passed away from Covid-19 at Doncaster Royal Infirmary, Bassetlaw Hospital and Montagu Hospital.

He surpassed his original target of £525, and to date has raised £955 with a promise if the target goes over £1,000 he will cycle a mile for everyone who has recovered from Covid-19 in our hospitals. Oli completed his challenge over a few days, cycling across South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw taking pics along the way so the local community could follow his progress.

The Rainbow Garden appeal seeks to create two beautiful spaces at Doncaster Royal Infirmary and Bassetlaw Hospital respectfully in memory of two colleagues who sadly passed away due to Covid-19, as well as all those who have been lost the virus. With a fundraising target of £35,000, the hospital Trust is asking local people to support this worthwhile cause by heading to the following link: https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/doncaster-bassetlaw

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