Spa rolls home with £7,000 for Charity
15th November 2010
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FIVE employees and members from the Club and Spa at Hoole Hall have now raised over £7,000 for charity, despite being one member down.

The sponsored bike ride in aid of The Hospice of the Good Shepherd left London this autumn and finished in Paris five days later. However disaster struck when team member Jo Houghton fell off her bike on the second day and broke her pelvis.

Jo said: “It was awful! I was stuck in a French hospital for five days not understanding a word they said. However it was all worth it knowing how much money we raised and knowing that it was for people going through a lot worse than me. I’m really proud of the rest of the team for making it to Paris.”

The intense trip planned by Chester based company ‘Global Adventure Challenges’ pushed the team to their maximum capability covering a mammoth 300 mile route.

John Sowden, member of the Club and Spa and part of the cross-Channel team, said: “It was really tough but we’re so pleased we carried on until the end. It was hard leaving Jo behind but we knew we had to get to Paris to raise that money. It’s an experience I’ll never forget.”

The Hospice of the Good Shepherd, based in Backford near Chester, provides highly specialised care for people living with all incurable illnesses. Patients come from the communities of Chester, Deeside, Ellesmere Port and rural Cheshire.

Dedicated care is provided totally free of charge to anyone in medical need but all funding comes from the hard work, dedication and generosity of the community and local business.

Both The Club and Spa at Hoole Hall and the Doubletree by Hilton Chester are operated by Sanguine Hospitality Ltd and are located on Warrington Road, Chester CH2 3PD, seconds away from junction 12 of the M53

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