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Triathlete cycles a minute for every meal delivered to King's Lynn hospital by Holkham business




A professional triathlete, who is cycling to raise money for Lynn's hospital, virtually met some of the NHS staff who have benefitted from his efforts.

Sam Proctor who is a professional triathlete and who works at the Victoria Inn, Holkham, has been cycling a minute for every meal that the business has prepared, donated and delivered to the hard working staff at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.

Over the last five weeks, they have donated hundreds of meals, which are all available for free from the hospital’s restaurant.

Sam Proctor. Picture: SUBMITTED
Sam Proctor. Picture: SUBMITTED

Mr Proctor, who met hospital staff yesterday, has raised over £2,500 for the QEH Charitable Fund in the first four weeks, with celebrity guests joining him on the most recent ride, including Arsenal football greats Alan Smith and Kevin Campbell, as well as Norfolk chef Charlie Hodson.

Staff from the hospital’s Acute Medical Unit, maternity department and catering manager, Stewart Nimmo joined a live call to thank Sam and the team at The Victoria Inn for the food donated during the pandemic.

Dr Salman Kidwai, maternity consultant, said: “Thank you so much from the bottom of our hearts for the amazing food. It is appreciated by colleagues across the hospital and has been delicious.”

The Victoria Inn has delivered meals to QEH staff. Picture: SUBMITTED
The Victoria Inn has delivered meals to QEH staff. Picture: SUBMITTED

On the live stream, Mr Proctor announced that the team at The Victoria are working on extending the programme and providing the hospital with even more meals.

As well as providing frontline staff with nutritious meals, The Victoria has also been providing meals for the elderly and vulnerable people in the local community.

Mr Proctor thanked his sponsors and local food suppliers for supporting the initiative, including Ribble Bikes, Erdinger AF, Hoka one one, Zwift, RaceSkin, Torq Nutritions, Arthur Howells Butchers, Sole Trader and Barsby Produce.

Sam Proctor. Picture: SUBMITTED
Sam Proctor. Picture: SUBMITTED

To donate, visit the fundraising page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/poweredbyproctor and you can also watch a live stream at https://www.facebook.com/pg/VictoriaHolkham/videos



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