During lockdown my 98 year old grandmother asked me to purchase her an exercise bike... not an ordinary request, but this is no ordinary grandmother. She was used to daily walks and adventures, and found the change of pace difficult to adjust to.
Those who know her will not be surprised by this, she was always off doing something and usually raising money for charity along the way. This is a woman who finds it difficult to stay still.
At the beginning of April she asked me if there was any way of her doing a sponsored 'bike ride'. So here we are folks, an incredible 98 year old lady would like you to sponsor her as she cycles on the spot! Frankly doing anything close to this at 98 is a feat all by itself and deserves a few pennies.
Her aim is to cycle for at least half an hour every day from 12 April to 30 June; Around the Sitting Room in 80 Days.
Follow her progress on Instagram: aroundthesittingroomin80days
Whatever you can give would be amazing; it would really help this great charity and make an incredible woman rather happy indeed.
ABOUT THE CHARITY
The charity Diana has chosen is WLM (West London Mission) which was set up by her great grandmother, Katherine Price Hughes, in 1887. WLM, provides a range of services empowering people affected by homelessness, poverty and trauma to make positive changes in their lives. WLM Katherine Price Hughes, is one of the six services that WLM delivers and it is specially designed to help those leaving prison to make their transition back to the community with the best possible way. At WLM Katherine Price Hughes, staff and residents engage in purposeful activities to enhance daily living skills and to help re-settle back into the society. This WLM service has the capacity to help 20 residents at a time, all offenders leaving prison. You can find more information about WLM’s work and range of services by visiting their website https://www.wlm.org.uk