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Charity fundraiser to pedal for Alzheimer's

Charity fundraiser to pedal for Alzheimer's
16th April 2009

A young Scotsman is getting on his bike and following the precedent set by his grandfather by cycling all the way from Edinburgh to Budapest, it has been reported.

Robin Hiley, a young student from North Berwick in East Lothian, told the Scotsman that his effort is to raise funds for Alzheimer's disease following his grandmother's battle against it in her later years, with his grandfather, Henry, taking 24-hour care of her.

Inspired by his granddad's commitment to his wife, Robin is to follow in the footsteps of Henry after the latter rode his bike from his home in Littleborough, near Rochdale, to Budapest by following the Rhine and then the Danube in 1938.

All money raised will go to Alzheimer Scotland in a bid to enhance the research carried out by the charity.

In order to raise awareness of dementia, Alzheimers Scotland has organised a conference at Edinburgh's Marriott Hotel for between June 1st and 2nd, highlighting best practice when it comes to caring for loved ones suffering from the degenerative condition.

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