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Hollywood Private Hospital staff ride almost 4000 kilometers to fight children's cancer

Nov 24, 2020

Employees at Hollywood Private Hospital, part of Ramsay Health Care, swapped their scrubs for lycra, taking part in the Great Cycling Challenge Australia, raising more than $8600 for the Children’s Medical Research Institute.

A total of eight Hollywood staff members from departments including Nursing, Physiotherapy and Information Technology set their own targets and rode almost 4000km collectively during October.

Hollywood Private Hospital Chief Executive Officer, Peter Mott, said he is proud of the budding cyclists coming together for such an important cause.

“It is great to see our team work so hard to raise thousands of dollars which will go towards supporting ground-breaking research and children who should be living their lives, not fighting for it.”

“Our staff are always providing the best care possible to families being treated for cancer, and it is important to continue supporting research so children with the disease have brighter futures,” Mr Mott said.

Hollywood Private Hospital Inventory Controller, Colin Sharpe, has participated in the cycling challenge for the past 6 years because it is extremely rewarding knowing his ride will make a huge difference.

It was a great feeling completing the challenge for 2020. When it got tough, I just reminded myself it nothing compared to what we are riding for,” Mr Sharpe said.

“I plan on riding again next year and I am confident we will get a larger team together and beat our fundraising efforts.”

Hollywood has a TravelSmart Program which encourages all staff members to leave their car at home and take alternative transport to work, to promote a healthier lifestyle.

Donations for the Great Cycle Challenge Australia remain open until the end of November.