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Yorkshire’s organ donation charity, Be A Hero, has launched the ‘Yorkshire to 50k’ challenge which aims to increase the number of registered organ donors in Yorkshire by a significant 50,000 in just six months.

Take part in the challenge!We will be hosting a 24-hour pedal power event on Monday 4th September (the first day of Organ Donation Week) joined by British Cycling’s Head Sprint Coach and liver transplant recipient, Justin Grace, and Team GB’s Katy Marchant, who won bronze in the sprint cycle at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

We need your help! We’re appealing to Yorkshire residents to support the event which will see up to six static bikes powering a seven-foot-tall inflatable heart from 10am on Monday 4th September to 10am on Tuesday 5th September. Whether you can contribute just 30 minutes or longer to the cause, please join us in keeping Yorkshire’s heart pumping as we pedal through day and night to keep Yorkshire’s heart inflated for 24 hours.

To volunteer to participate in the ‘Yorkshire to 50k’ 24-hour cycling event, please contact Holly Guest at the Be A Hero Campaign via beahero@hatchpr.co.uk.

 

 By signing the organ donor register today, you can save up to nine lives. Last year, over 100 people in Yorkshire donated an organ after their death – but it’s still not enough! There are nearly 500 people in Yorkshire currently waiting for a lifesaving organ.

To join the Organ Donor Register, please click here.