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Cycling to beat dementia

A FATHER and daughter raised more than £13,000 to provide better help for dementia patients in the Post area.

 

Nature’s Way founder Robert and Chloe Langmead, 12, brought in the money for Dementia Support with their intense training for a tandem ride in a tough South African race.

 

They spent months honing their cycling ability to tackle the 190km Cape Argus challenge in less than five hours only to watch helplessly as freak winds of 100kph led organisers to cancel the race. Undeterred, the pair intend to return next year. They have also cycled 109km since they returned to the UK.

 

Robert’s wife and Chloe’s mother, Lucinda, jointly started Dementia Support after her father developed the condition. She experienced the frustrations and limited care which is available.

 

“The biggest need in my opinion is to develop a system of support that relieves people’s vulnerability and allows those living with dementia a fuller life as possible by providing easy access to services under one roof,” she said.

 

Lucinda is a trustee of Dementia Support and is busy with her fellow trustees of working towards officially opening a support hub with a full range of services next spring.

 

It will be available for those who live from Emsworth to Bognor Regis and up to Midhurst and Petworth.

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