Southampton men cycle over 350km for the Alzheimer’s Society

Published 9 February 2016

Two dedicated fundraisers from Southampton will use pedal power to take on the challenge of cycling more than over 350km to raise funds for Alzheimer’s Society.

Matt and Chris the cyclists

Chris Lacey and Matt Hoff are tackling the ride and hope to raise more than £3,000 for the charity by cycling 350km over the course of three cycling events –  I.O.W Randonnee, London Nightrider and RideLondon 100.

Chris said:

"I decided to cycle the 350km for Alzheimer’s Society after my grandfather was diagnosed with dementia a few years ago. It was really hard on the whole family watching him deteriorate and particularly hard on my nan who was his main carer. I am hoping that by raising funds for Alzheimer's Society that more support can be provided for carers as well as allowing the Society to continue its search for a cure."

Matt said:

"We're training pretty hard for the challenge, with our training plan we will cycle over 3,000km. It will be the first time either of us has ever done anything as long or as challenging as this, so I’m really excited about it all. When Chris came to me with the idea of raising money for Alzheimer's Society by completing three cycle events, I didn’t even need to think about it."

Natalie Bettinson, Alzheimer’s Society Community Fundraiser for Hampshire and the Islands, said:

"It's great that Chris and Matt are giving their time to support Alzheimer’s Society. Dementia can happen to anyone and there is currently no cure. But with the right support, people can live well with dementia. As a charity, we rely on the generosity of individuals like Chris and Matt to help us continue our vital work so that Alzheimer's Society can continue leading the fight against dementia."

To sponsor Chris and Matt call 07845578602 or email cml10_9@hotmail.com.
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