Longside Cycle Ride Raises £4,000

On September 11, 2005, in North East Scotland, the Longside charity cycle ride took place, and so far over £4,000 has been raised for three charities, including the Cystinosis Foundation UK.

Lena Forysth on her bike and with cycle-ride certificateTaking part in the 35 mile cycle from Dyce (near Aberdeen) to Longside was Foundation committee member, Roy Forysth, who also participated in the same event last year. However, this year his daughter, Lena, who is five next month, decided she also wanted to help raise money by cycling a mile section of the route. Lena was diagnosed with Cystinosis at the age of 9 months and her parents have been active in raising money and awareness for Cystinosis research.

The event was co-organised by local independent councillor, Norman Smith, who heard about the Forsyth’s efforts to raise money for Cystinosis research. Mr Smith has been active for many years in raising money for various charities and we thank him for helping organise this event once again.

The Cystinosis Foundation UK would like to thank all those who took part in the cycle and helped organised this great event.

This story was also covered by Aberdeen newspaper, Press and Journal

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