Edinburgh News: Linlithgow granddad cycles 185 miles across Outer Hebrides for charity


A caring granddad has returned from a gruelling 185-mile cycle ride across the Outer Hebrides for charity.

John Henderson, from Linlithgow pedalled the nine islands to raise awareness and funds to fight Rett Syndrome which affects his five-year-old granddaughter Emma.

Supporters and wellwishers have helped John smash through his £1,000 target with nearly £1,500 raised to help find a cure.

As a family we believe it is important to highlight and support ReverseRett in any we can especially as a cure is in sight,’ said John, 73.

‘The first clinical trial of gene therapy on a girl with Rett Syndrome is imminent. As ever funding is the key and we need to keep the donations coming in if we are to set our children free.’

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