Paramedics ride for Richard

NILALM110111F3 - Ilkeston ambulance station
NILALM110111F3 - Ilkeston ambulance station
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Ilkeston paramedics are taking part in acharity bike ride to raise cash for a colleague’s son who has cancer.

They will be joined by staff from Nottingham Ambulance Stations to cycle the 40 mile long Robin Hodd Bike Ride this Saturday to raise cash for the British Heart Foundation and for Ilkeston based paramedic Joy Monk’s 20-year-old son, Richard.

Ian Montgomery, organiser of the EMAS riders, said: “We wanted to do something to show our support as a station for Joy and her family.

“We found this ride and thought it great as it will raise funds for both the BHF and Richard.

“Hopefully we’re able to give Richard the chance to do something he wants to do.

“We are a close station here at Ilkeston and have been warmed by the amount of care everyone has shown at this difficult time.”

People can send donations to Ilkeston Ambulance Station, Manners Avenue, Ilkeston. DE7 8EF.