One of our team members, Ryan from Amberley Hall in Kings Lynn, set his sights on a lofty target back in the summer. In memory of his Nan, Ryan committed to cycling 25 miles a day every day from 6th September to the 15th of December! A target which would see him cycle 2,500 miles across the challenge; the equivalent of London to Cape Verde, or John O’Groats to Lands’ End three times!
Ryan explained, “I believe that no family should ever face dementia alone. I took on this 2,500 mile challenge to help give families specialist dementia support through their Admiral Nurse Service. The need for the specialist nurses has never been greater, so the more money #TeamDementiaUK raises, the more dementia nurses we will be able to fund and the more families will be helped.”
“The woman who inspired me to start this challenge was my nan, Margaret Whitman, who sadly passed away in November 2020 with dementia. She made me laugh every time she opened her mouth and I’m still struggling to come to the realisation that she isn’t with us anymore. However, I hope this challenge will make her proud and in the end I will have raised as much money as possible to support other families who are going through what my family went through.”
If you’d like to support him, Ryan’s fundraiser is still open and you can donate on his JustGiving page here.