A St Clement Danes’ student completed a charity bike ride last month with the aim of helping people in the future who suffer from Alzheimer’s disease.
Hannah Garvey, Year 8 at SCD, cycled 52 miles along South Downs for Alzheimer’s Research and raised an amazing £500 in the process.
Hannah participated in the South East Cycling Down Dementia Event on November 9, setting off from Lingfield racecourse.
The weather didn’t help as Hannah had to endure the cold and rain on particularly hilly roads.
Hannah told the charity: “My nanna suffered with dementia which hid her personality away. She died in May this year. I would like to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research so that through the charity’s work, I can help other people in the future, even though I can’t change our family’s past.”
Hannah undertook this challenge despite the fact that twenty miles was the furthest distance that she had previously cycled.
Hannah’s mum said: “For a twelve-year-old to undertake this challenge was an amazing achievement and is reflective of an attitude that I think is very much aligned to the values that St Clement Danes nurtures in its pupils.”
The school congratulated the pupil on their website saying: “ Congratulations to Hannah on this fantastic achievement – Hannah has raised an amazing £500 to date as a result of her participation in this event!”