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Paramedics 100-Mile Challenge

Published: 07/09/2022 By East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust

Local Paramedics from East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust (EEAST) are undertaking a 100-mile cycle on 9th September to raise money in memory of their colleague Nick who sadly lost his life in December last year.

Father of two Nick Lee, lived in Watton and was 46 years old at the time he died. He had served in the Armed Forces and worked for EEAST for over 18 years as a Paramedic in West Norfolk and more recently a Locality Operations Manager.
 
EEAST paramedics will ride alongside Nick’s friends and family members to raise money for the charity Hope After Suicide Loss, which supports those bereaved by suicide and have supported Nicks family since his death.

The route is just over 100 miles and stops off at ambulance stations around West Norfolk, starting in King’s Lynn, stopping at stations in Hunstanton, Fakenham, Swaffham, Downham Market and Wisbech, before finishing back in King’s Lynn.
 
Paul Collins, General Area Manager for West Norfolk told us “Nick was a well-liked, respected member of our team and is sadly missed by us all. We hope to see as many people there as possible to support this charity and enjoy a day out in the saddle.”

Nicks wife Michelle adds “Nick was the best husband, father, son and brother we could wish for and we are so very proud of how he served his country and helped to save thousands of lives”.
 
Speaking about the charity, Michelle said “the support we have received from Suzie at Hope After Suicide Loss has been priceless, without her help and guidance we would be at a loss. I would urge anybody who has been through this kind of traumatic event to contact her, she is brilliant, but relies solely on charity donations, so we really appreciate all of Nick’s friends and colleagues in remembering him and raising money for such a great cause”.

If you’d like to donate to the fundraiser for Hope After Suicide Loss, please visit the Go Fund Me page. If you’d like to join the ride on the day, please go to King’s Lynn Ambulance Station at 7am on Friday 9th September. Facilities and refreshments will be available at each station.

Additional information:

More information about Hope After Suicide Loss. Hope supports those bereaved by suicide who are 18 years and over. We are a professional service with peer-led values offering monthly group meetings, phone support, email or skype. HOPE responds to the trauma of suicide loss by offering open-ended support. Our website www.hopeaftersuicideloss.org.uk is designed by survivors for survivors. HOPE alleviates the isolation felt during suicide loss, campaigns against the outdated term "committed suicide" and asks for more compassion to be shown towards suicide.