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Starbeck Library

Starbeck Library

Thank you to everyone who came to my presentation at Starbeck Library last Thursday. A very friendly audience listened to my talk about working with and raising money for Médecins Sans Frontières. As well as friendly the attendees were extremely generous. £257:48 was...

Royal Garden Party Buckingham Palace

Royal Garden Party Buckingham Palace

Thank you all for your lovely messages about our recent trip to Buckingham Palace. Tracey and I had a lovely time. We spoke to a few people about our work with  Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders (MSF) and you amazing people who fundraise for them. We...

MSF talk : Starbeck Library : Thursday 29th June 2023

MSF talk : Starbeck Library : Thursday 29th June 2023

On Thursday 29th June 2023 I will be presenting a talk about working with and fundraising for Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders. Venue : Starbeck Library Thursday 29th June 2023 Doors open 18:30 Entry free (though I will be hitting you for donations -...

Halloween Metal Night for Doctors Without Borders

Halloween Metal Night for Doctors Without Borders

Huge thanks to all at Oatlands Club for making us welcome at the Halloween Metal night last night. Special thanks to JP who guided us to this fantastic venue a while back , it is perfect. The event was organised by DJ Scooby and Karen superbly - as ever. Allan Smyth...

Ebola : Behind the Mask at Imagined Things Bookshop Harrogate.

Ebola : Behind the Mask at Imagined Things Bookshop Harrogate.

On Saturday 22nd October from 1400 hrs, I will be signing copies of Ebola : Behind the Mask at Imagined Things bookshop, Harrogate. Written by Dr Anna Simon and I, Ebola : Behind the Mask tells the story of our time in the Kailahun Ebola Management Centre (EMC) in...

MSF Improvisation- Funded by You

MSF Improvisation- Funded by You

Clinics and treatment areas fashioned from shipping containers. Improvisation in the field by Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders in Afghanistan. Your donations make this and other projects happen. Please consider donating via my fundraiser HERE Thank...

Arkendale WI – a return to public speaking.

Arkendale WI – a return to public speaking.

An absolutely lovely return to presenting my talks about Médecins Sans Frontières / Doctors Without Borders tonight. Huge thanks to the lovely ladies at Arkendale WI for making me feel so welcome. It was quite emotional for me to talk about my experiences once again....

Thank you KD Fruiteres

Thank you KD Fruiteres

Huge thanks to our friends and sponsors Cat and Kris of KD Fruiterers. On Thursday Cat called at our house with this lovely welcome home gift. This is so lovely of them. We are determined to maintain our fitness gains from the ride and eating well is a definite part...

Thank you to ITU Management at Harrogate District Hospital

Thank you to ITU Management at Harrogate District Hospital

As we reach the end of our time off for Ride to the Rock I want to thank my bosses at Harrogate District Hospital Intensive Care Unit for their incredible support. I took this time as a mix of annual leave and unpaid leave. It is a lot of time away from the unit and...

Thank you DHL Express Gibraltar.

Thank you DHL Express Gibraltar.

Tracey and I would like to thank Martin Forde the Managing Director of DHL Express Gibraltar for supporting Ride to the Rock. As we progressed through Spain we were forced to alter our plans. The intense heat and challenging terrain meant we had to plan more frequent...

Gibraltar and Homeward

Gibraltar and Homeward

How to sum up the last 2 days? We are now on the train in Malaga station. In 1 minute we head North for the first time since 9th May. The last 48 hours have been a whirlwind. We knew it would be a mix of intense emotions and it certainly was. Some were predictable -...