Haiti earthquake physiotherapist to cycle 100 miles for CBM UK

Posted on: Friday, 17th July, 2015
David Young, CBM physiotherapist sitting with patients in haiti following earthquake.

"A physiotherapist who has worked with injured and disabled people in Haiti and Tanzania will cycle 100 miles from London to Surrey on the 2nd August to raise vital funds to support people with disabilities in some of the world’s poorest communities.

David Young, who works at Addenbrookes in Cambridge has a history of supporting CBM. After training as a Physiotherapist he volunteered with a CBM-supported disability hospital in Dar-es-Salaam in Tanzania. In 2010, he worked as part of the CBM Emergency Team responding to Haiti’s catastrophic earthquake. Based in Port-au-Prince, the Team offered treatment and rehabilitation to those suffering from crush or limb injuries.

David Young said, “I jumped at the chance to take part in the Prudential Ride, as it combines my keen interest in bikes and cycling with the fantastic work of CBM.”

CBM UK Community Officer Jacqueline Atkinson is thrilled to have David’s support, “The long history David has with the charity demonstrates his commitment to our message; that CBM really can change lives of people with disabilities, their families and communities in the poorest places in the world. David recognizes the vital work of CBM, demonstrated by the fact that of the 1 billion people who have a disability, 80% live in developing countries, like the places he has worked. We cannot thank David enough for the support and commitment he has shown us, both in his work and this upcoming cycle ride!”

The Prudential Ride 100 celebrates the legacy for cycling in the UK inaugurated at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic games. Starting in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, it follows a 100-mile route between London and Surrey and features many difficult lifts and challenging climbs.

If you would like to support Young, you can sponsor him at www.justgiving.com/David-Young-cbm. You can also contact Jacqueline Atkinson at CBM UK on 01223484700 or jacquelinea@cbmuk.org.uk for more information on how to support David’s ride."

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