He Did It!!- Wayne cycled 100 miles for Charity

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Wayne Prigg has raised over £400 by competing in the Prudential RideLondon 100 which involved cycling 100 miles through London and Surrey for the children’s charity, Living with Reflux (LWR) last Sunday.

Money raised will support Living with Reflux (www.livingwithreflux.org) a charity set up by families of babies and children who suffer from Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux (GOR) and Gastro-Oesophageal Reflux Disease (GORD) to provide support and advice to families experiencing and living with reflux on a day to day basis and to increase awareness of these conditions.

Wayne smashed his target time but completing the grueling 100 mile race in 6hrs 12 minutes, his target being 7hrs.  Wayne said of the race “ I took part not only to help raise funds for the charity but more importantly to help raise awareness of the charity. The charity has supported my niece, Maisie aged 8 from Ely, who suffers from this chronic disease and her family.” Wayne added  “Although saying that it’s still not too late to donate via my Virgin Money Giving Page”

Maisie and her parents travelled down to London so they could cheer Wayne on and watch him pass the finish line just in front of Buckingham Palace.  They also got to meet some of the Charities trustees including Tracey and Gemma to whom they had only communicated with by phone or email previously. “ It was lovely to be able to speak to both of them face to face and thank them for the support and strength the charity has given us through what has and continues to be a really tough time. “ Said Sam Prigg, Maisie’s Mum. “A lot of people do not realise how hard it is for a child suffering from this disease and how it affects them on a daily basis, we really want to help other families access this charity” she added.

 Tracey Guilliatt-Parks, Chairman at Living with Reflux, says:  “We’d like to thank Wayne for generously giving his time to raise over £400 for Living with Reflux.  The funds raised will help us to raise awareness of reflux and continue to provide support to families experiencing this on a day to day basis.”

If you would like to make a donation then please visit www.virginmoneygiving.com/wayneprigg