My friend of over 50 years has a fabulous granddaughter, Lola; only 10 years old, Lola has lived with alopecia for a lot of her young life. Her father Neil is tackling 17 grueling distance runs to raise funds and awareness for Alopecia UK, you can read more about their story here. His incredible efforts started earlier this year and he has completed half of his journey and has started his fund raising, already achieving his initial target of £2,000, surely we can add to that!

So, where do I come in…..some of you know that I have been a bit of a cyclist for a few years and have tackled the Great North Bike Ride several times. I am planning to do about half of the 60 mile ride on August Bank Holiday Sunday – I have tested my new hip and after a few 20+ milers, I think it is OK to tackle the 30 miles or so from Warkworth to Tynemouth and I am hoping to add some funds to Neil’s efforts.

Please do your bit by supporting Neil, myself and Alopecia UK

All the very best,

Kevin Kevin Middis