A WOMAN from Thame is saddling up for the ride of her life to help the nursing home which cared for her grandfather in his final years.
Cassie Sutton, who grew up in Thame and went to Lord Williams’s School, is set to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for Meadowcroft Nursing Home, in Thame, and the Alzheimers Society.
She is hoping to raise a total of £1,000 in memory of her grandfather, Jock Rodgers, who died at the home aged 87 a few years ago.
Last year Cassie also ran in the Great South Run for the national charity.
On her website, Cassie says: “I have chosen to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats for the Alzheimers Society because my grandad (Jock) suffered from dementia and died a few Christmases ago from it.
“It was so sad watching him be so confused and depressed but on the upside he did still recognise us on most visits and his face was a picture of happiness when he did.
“I know if he were still here he’d be smiling that winning smile knowing I was doing this cycle for him – so please help me get raising some dosh.
“The home has been purposely built with it’s own dementia unit to provide care for Alzheimers and dementia sufferers. This is also where my grandad spent his last years.”
She starts on Saturday and it expected for her to take 10 days to complete the 900-odd miles. Visit: www.justgiving.com/Cassies-Super-Cycle