Year 8 student cycles 52 miles along South Downs for Alzheimer's Research

On Saturday 9th November Year 8 student Hannah Garvey participated in the South East Cycling Down Dementia Event, setting off from Lingfield racecourse. On a very cold and rainy day, Hannah cycled 52 miles on particularly hilly roads to raise money for Alzheimer’s Research, and undertook this challenge despite the fact that twenty miles was the furthest distance that she had previously cycled.  Hannah took part in the event in memory of her Nanna. 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'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'. 

Congratulations to Hannah on this fantastic achievement - Hannah has raised an amazing £500 to date as a result of her participation in this event!

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