Local Man Wayne Prigg will be cycling the grueling 100 miles through London and Surrey finishing at The Mall in central London as part of the 2017 Prudential RideLondon100 for children’s charity, Living with Reflux (LWR) on Sunday 30th July. He is supporting the charity as his niece, Maisie Prigg (8) who is from Ely, suffers from the disease.
Wayne is aiming to raise £1000. The 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.
Maisie’s family have been supporters of ‘Living with Reflux’ for some time as Maisie has suffered from reflux since birth and now at the age of 8 this is secondary to being diagnosed as having a Functional Gastrointestinal Disorder which is a rare combination of conditions. She is on long term medication but still suffers with symptoms that impact on normal daily life. Including missing school and after school activities, not enjoying family days out or play dates with friends to name a few things.
Her parents say that the charity has helped in many ways, but especially by being able to communicate with other parents that are also suffering the heartbreak of having to watch their children suffer and being unable to help them. “You realise that you are not alone and can support each other, anytime day or night” says Maisie’s mum. Tracey Guilliatt-Parks, Chairman at Living with Reflux, says: “We’d like to thank Wayne Prigg for generously giving their time to raise money for Living with Reflux and in helping us to raise awareness of reflux and continue to provide support to families experiencing this on a day to day basis.”
Wayne says: This is personal for me as Maisie (my niece) suffers from the disease , it’s for a good cause so biking 100 miles whilst raising as much as I can for the charity is the least I can do. So please donate whatever you can as every little bit helps!!
You can support Wayne to raise funds by donating at: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/wayneprigg