Go the dis­tance to help

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

A golden duo is look­ing for people to help them cy­cle the dis­tance of Auck­land to Cen­tral Otago to raise money for the The An­gel­man Net­work.

The char­i­ta­ble trust pro­motes aware­ness and pro­vides sup­port for people im­pacted by An­gel­man Syn­drome.

An­gel­man Syn­drome is a rare neuro-ge­netic dis­or­der char­ac­terised by se­vere in­tel­lec­tual disability, speech im­ped­i­ment, sleep dis­tur­bance, jerky move­ments, seizures and usu­ally a happy de­meanour.

Mt Al­bert’s Chris Robertson and Te Atatu’s Alex Geisler got be­hind the cause af­ter hear­ing of the daily chal­lenges faced by a fam­ily with a child who has the dis­or­der. The pair is look­ing for people to help them cover the 1500 kilo­me­tres on ex­er­cise bikes, tread­mills or row­ing ma­chines to mark In­ter­na­tional An­gel­man Day on Satur­day.

For a $5 do­na­tion vol­un­teers can rack up as many kilo­me­tres as they like and will go in a prize draw.

The dis­tance would get the pair to the start­ing line of the Gold Rush Mul­ti­sport Event in Alexan­dra where they will be com­pet­ing in March.

All pro­ceeds will go to The An­gel­man Net­work.

Head to the Univer­sity of Auck­land’s Health and Per­for­mance Clinic at 71 Mer­ton Rd, Glen Innes, from 9am to­mor­row to help out.

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