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Two knee operations can’t stop care home resident Vanda Norgate from cycling 21 miles for MS Awareness Trust

PUBLISHED: 15:40 06 May 2017

Vanda Norgate, who has recently had two knee operations, cycled 21 miles on her own. Picture: MEADOW HOUSE NURSING HOME.

Vanda Norgate, who has recently had two knee operations, cycled 21 miles on her own. Picture: MEADOW HOUSE NURSING HOME.

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A nursing home resident who has undergone two knee operations cycled 21 miles on a static machine during a fund-raising week.

Fundraising at Meadow House care home in Swaffham for the MS Trust. Picture: MEADOW HOUSE CARE HOME Fundraising at Meadow House care home in Swaffham for the MS Trust. Picture: MEADOW HOUSE CARE HOME

Residents and staff at Meadow House nursing home in Swaffham took part in challenges to raise awareness of multiple sclerosis and funds for the MS Awareness Trust.

Staff arranged activities for residents, their relatives and day centre service users.

They ran bingo games, held a raffle, sang karaoke and held a coffee morning. The main challenge was a static bike ride.

Between them, the residents and service users, many of whom live with severe physical challenges, cycled 102 miles.

Fundraising at Meadow House care home in Swaffham for the MS Trust. Picture: MEADOW HOUSE CARE HOME. Fundraising at Meadow House care home in Swaffham for the MS Trust. Picture: MEADOW HOUSE CARE HOME.

Resident Vanda Norgate, who has recently had two knee operations, cycled 21 miles.

In total, £500 was raised.

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