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Haematology Biomedical Scientist tackles epic JOGLE cycle in aid of ELF

25 March 2022

Kate Huish, a Senior Biomedical Scientist at the Haematology Centre, is undertaking an epic physical challenge this spring. She will be cycling over 1300 miles from John O'Groats to Land's End (JOGLE), to raise money for Exeter Leukaemia Fund. If that wasn't challenging enough, Kate will be undertaking this journey almost entirely off road, incorporating moorland tracks, gravel trails, disused railways, and old fire tracks in addition to parts of the UK cycle network.

Alongside a friend, Kate will be attempting to complete her JOGLE in 34 days, a route which is the equivalent in distance of 4.25 Everest climbs! She will be using her trusty mountain bike and will be largely unsupported, carrying her own kit and opting to wild camp the majority of the time.

Kate says: "As a Biomedical Scientist in the Haematology laboratory at the RD&E, I have seen first-hand, both professionally and personally, the incredible work & support that ELF provides to patients, their families, & loved ones; the haematology centre & service.

This JOGLE challenge is going to be one epic adventure and I can’t wait!"

We wish Kate much luck on her JOGLE and will keep our news page updated with her progress. Her challenge begins on 20th April, and with one month to go Kate has already raised a mighty £750. To sponsor her heroic efforts, please visit Kate's fundraising page: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/kate-huish1