Get involved Bristol to Paris Cycle Challenge Staff Stories: Rod Lawless Your support can make a real difference by making the hospitals more comfortable for poorly patients and their loved ones, providing world-class equipment, funding innovative research and supporting staff training and development. By taking part in the Bristol to Paris Cycle Challenge 2019 you can help staff like Rod deliver the best care to patients. Rod has been working in the Bristol Royal Infirmary as a carpenter for a year. He said… “I get the chance to help keep the Bristol Royal Infirmary working and in doing so aid the patients on the way to recovery. “I’ve met many interesting characters on the wards and enjoy helping them in some way. From the older man who had served in the Merchant Navy to the girl who worked on a fairground and was crushed by a ride – it’s nice to chat and hear their stories. “The work, although it may seem repetitive and simple, is in fact different every day. You can never be sure exactly what each job entails until you see it. As someone who has a tendency to shun routine this helps me, “It’s possible this attitude is a minor cause for why I decided to take on a challenge event for Above & Beyond. I’d never done anything like it before. Would I do it again? Oh yes! “My advice with your fundraising is to aim high and hope for the best. “By taking part in the Bristol to Paris Cycle Challenge and supporting Bristol’s hospitals, you will make hospital stays more comfortable for poorly patients and their loved ones, provide world-class equipment, fund innovative research, and support staff training and development. Thank you.” Register to take part in the fifth anniversary of the Bristol to Paris Cycle Challenge.