Richard Wiseman from Devon is hitting the road delivering vital PPE to frontline Marie Curie Nurses across Devon on his pride and joy – his bright green Kawasaki 650 motorbike.
Richard, 49 is married to Marie Curie Senior Nurse, Emma Wiseman, who is part of a team of Marie Curie Nurses and Healthcare Assistants that provide essential end of life care in people’s homes across North and Mid Devon. They are on the frontline caring for patients both with and without coronavirus, yet struggle to get the PPE they need, at the right time, and in the right place - in order to provide care and support to their patients.
For the past four weeks, Richard has been making 150-mile round trips delivering some of the 14,500 pieces of PPE Marie Curie Nurses in Devon need each week, including facemasks, gloves, goggles, aprons, visors and hand sanitisers.
Emma said: “I’m really proud and grateful for Rich stepping up to help us. My team are scattered across North Devon, Exmoor and Mid-Devon so he’s notching up some serious miles. Mind you with the sunny weather and an excuse to get out on his bike, he’s loving it. And somehow he decided that he needed new biking PPE to deliver PPE and treated himself to a lovely pair of new bike boots!”
Marie Curie is the UK’s leading charity for people with any terminal illness. Across Devon the charity provides over 50,000 hours of expert end of life care a year with a highly skilled and compassionate team of Nurses and Healthcare Assistants.
If you, or someone you know, is affected by a terminal illness, dying, death or bereavement, then the Marie Curie Support Line team are ready to help 7 days a week with practical information and emotional support when you need it. Call free 0800 090 2309 or visit: mariecurie.org.uk/coronavirus