Brain Doctor In Charity Cycle From Newcastle To Southampton

Irwin Mitchell Supporting Tyneside Doctor As He Raises Funds For Child Brain Research


Dave Grimshaw, Press Officer | 0114 274 4397

A leading consultant at the Great North Children’s Hospital at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle is to embark on a special charity cycle from Newcastle to Southampton to raise funds for Child Brain Research.

Dr Rob Forsyth, a consultant paediatrician at the hospital, will start his 375 mile trip on 9 August and will cycle for four days from the north to south of England to help raise awareness and funds for the charity.

Leading Newcastle law firm Irwin Mitchell is sponsoring Dr Forsyth on his trip, providing cycling clothing and supporting with a series of  events to help celebrate his achievement and raise further awareness.

John Davis, a specialist serious injury lawyer at Irwin Mitchell who helps clients suffering from head and brain injuries, said:

With just days to go Rob has just beaten his £2000 fundraising target but he is determined to continue to raise even more for the charity.

Rob Forsyth said: “I'm a doctor researching and treating brain diseases in children, particularly the rehabilitation of children who have had brain injuries such as strokes, brain tumours, infections or accidents. Every day on the ward I'm reminded of how much there is still to know about how to get the best outcomes for these children.

“I'm cycling from where I live and work on Tyneside to just outside Southampton. Although I enjoy cycling this will be the longest ride I've ever done but it is for an excellent charity. I want to thank everyone for their support so far.”

Child Brain Research was formed in 2008 and is run by children neurology doctors who work in the UK leading hospitals. It is an initiative of the British Paediatric Neurology Association. 
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