Cy­cling help sought for cause

Central Leader - - NEWS -

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.

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