Cycling help sought for cause
A golden duo is looking for people to help it cycle the distance from 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 Robertson and Geisler 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.