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GET PEDALLING: Seven year old girl from Garston goes on bike rides to raise money for cancer centre

 Published on: 5th July 2020   |   By: Amneet Kaur   |   Category: Uncategorized

A seven-year-old girl from Garston is fundraising by riding her bike for Paul Strickland Scanner Centre in Northwood.

The centre is co-located with Mount Vernon Cancer Centre and it specialises in cancer imaging.

Olivia Alcorano decided to help raise money during lockdown for Mount Vernon, where her dad was diagnosed with cancer twice.

She learned how to ride a bike over the lockdown period and has been riding five miles a day. Olivia plans to continue until she returns back to school.

Speaking to GarstonNews, her dad Tino said: “Mount Vernon Hospital have supported us as a family for the last 10 years and continue to do so. Olivia would like to say a huge thank you to them.

“We set up a target of £500 and in 24 hours she smashed it  by raising over £1,000 before she had even started, we are amazed at the generosity of everyone that  has donated and keep donating, thank you for your support.”

Her dad who has raised thousands of pounds already for Mount Vernon said he is so happy for what his daughter has achieved.

He added: “It’s an achievement for any seven year old to raise that much money, she’s still going and has so far raised £1,540.

“She thinks that money is going to make daddy better, not realising it’s gonna help everyone. That’s what she wants, everyone to be alive like her dad.”

If you want to help Olivia raise money please donate to justgiving.com/fundraising/tino-alcorano1

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