Bike, bakes and boots will raise money for Sport Relief at Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre

The team, patients and visitors at Barlborough NHS Treatment Centre will be raising funds for Sport Relief with a day of fun on Friday 23 March. 

The team will be dressing up in sports gear and making a £2 donation for the charity that supports more than 2,000 projects in the UK and around the world, mainly aimed at tackling malaria, supporting new mothers and helping those with mental health issues. 

There will also be a best-dressed competition that will be judged by the patients on the ward after a parade by contestants.

Hospital director Steve Booker said: “The team are going all-out to raise money for Sport Relief. There will be a static bike in reception and we hope to pedal continuously throughout the day with volunteers taking turns.

“Throughout the week a number of us will also be taking part in the national Billion Step Challenge that will see people trying collectively to beat a billion steps a day.”

Visitors will be able to support the fundraising efforts at a cake sale organised by the team.

Steve said: “The cake sale has a sporting theme and I hear some people are planning to make cakes in the shape of footballs or with a footballing theme.

“I know many of us will probably gain back all the calories we lost cycling or stepping, but then I am reliably informed that cakes consumed for charity don’t have calories.”