The Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 is an extraordinary 100-mile bike ride which takes riders through the capital and out into Surrey’s stunning countryside, before returning to London and finishing on The Mall. Thousands of cyclists – many of them riding for charity – undertake this gruelling challenge, each of them with their own motivation. Riding for her uncle Michael suffering from Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, this is Katie’s fundraising story.
“A few years ago my amazing and inspiring Uncle Michael was diagnosed with Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP),” writes Katie Hodder, who’s raising money this weekend at the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 for the PSP Association (PSPA). “Now this former publisher, distinguished globetrotting professor and fun-loving family man, requires 24/7 care with the loving support of family and an incredible team of carers.”
“Uncle Michael has forever been supportive to me and now it’s my turn to give a little something back to him and hopefully to many others suffering with PSP,” writes Katie.
“Donations really mean the world to my family and we hope in turn it will help many other families with much needed support through tough times.”
Help Katie Hodder tackle PSP
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy (PSP) is a neurological condition caused by premature loss of nerve cells in the brain. Over a period of time it can lead to difficulties with balance, movement, vision, speech and swallowing. There are believed to be around 4,000 people living with PSP in the UK at any one time. Like many other chronic conditions there is no known cure for PSP, but charities such as PSP Association are helping many suffers to manage their symptoms and achieve the best possible quality of life. The charity also funds research into treatments and ultimately a cure.
Riding this Sunday for PSP Association, Katie Hodder wants to raise funds so PSP Association can continue to help families affected by this condition. You can help Katie Hodder help the PSP Association by donating here.