Ixworth landlord spends year fundraising for physiotherapy department
A landlord who cycled 100 miles just months after having his leg amputated has raised £3,315 to thank West Suffolk Hospital for the care he received following his surgery.
Colin Pearce, who runs the Greyhound pub in Ixworth, spent last year fundraising for the physiotherapy department, which provided him with rehabilitation when his leg was amputated in October 2012 after he contracted an infection.
As well as completing a 100-mile sponsored cycle ride from Suffolk to Stretham, he boosted the total with a succession of quiz nights at the pub, which were well supported by his regulars and quiz master Ray Coleman.
"I used the physiotherapy department at the hospital quite a lot, and was happy with my treatment, which helped me to get back on my feet," said Colin.
"I usually raise money for a good local cause and I wanted to give something back for the care I received."
Rosie Finch, the hospital's professional lead for physiotherapy, said: "Colin is a remarkable man and what he has achieved in fundraising for the physiotherapy department is simply amazing. We couldn't believe it when he unveiled the cheque for that wonderful amount.
"The money will go towards a host of equipment which will further enhance staff training and patient facilities of this ever-changing discipline."