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Adam raises more than £7,400 for charity
6:00pm Monday 12th August 2013 in News
A REDDITCH man has completed a gruelling 400 mile bicycle ride across Britain and raised more than £7,400 for charity.
Property professional Adam Perrey rode for 22 hours and 9 minutes across Britain at its widest point – from St David’s in Pembrokeshire to Lowestoft in Suffolk.
He was raising cash and awareness for Ataxia UK, a charity which funds research into finding a cure and treatment for the debilitating disease Ataxia.
Mr Perrey said: “After a lot of hand-wringing and worry, a close member of my family was finally diagnosed earlier this year with Friedrich’s Ataxia.
“Ataxia means lack of order. The ataxias are a group of life-limiting, usually progressive, neurological conditions affecting 10,000 people in the United Kingdom.
“Its symptoms can strike at any age and include problems with movement, balance, speech and co-ordination.
“Those who suffer from the ataxis often lose the ability to walk, speak and swallow which is why many are mistaken by the general public as being either drunk or stupid.”
He added: “For most, there is no cure so I thought I’d do my bit to help towards Ataxia UK’s drive to find one by 2020.”
People can still donate money via virginmoneygiving.com/adamperreyataxia.
For more information on the charity, visit ataxia.org.uk.
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