4 Year old Samuel Read from Dumfries is cycling 100 miles during his daily exercise whilst on Lockdown. A friend of Samuals family,Robbie Purdie, a retired principal teacher at Sanquhar Academy spent time in critical care at DGRI having had Covid19- he is home now recuperating. So as a thank you the intrepid 4 year old has decided to raise Money for the NHS setting himself a target of £200 but he has already raised £1,150.
Samual told DGWGO “My mummy and daddy’s friend Robbie Purdie, a retired principal teacher at Sanquhar Academy, was discharged last week from DGRI following being in Critical Care with Covid19. Robbie’s condition was so bad that medics sedated him before putting him on a ventilator. He is now recuperating at home with his family.
We had felt helpless in trying support Robbie’s family through this difficult time.
We feel very grateful for our local NHS staff for their continued commitment to helping others. It is only thanks to hospital staff that Robbie is still alive.”
Robbie said “They are true heroes and I will forever be grateful to each and every one of them,”
Samual continued “I would like to undertake my first ever personal challenge, and any fundraising will support our local DGRI and families through this challenging time.
At the start of the Government lockdown I had just celebrated my 4th birthday. I intend to cycle 100 miles with my Mummy and Daddy during this time. This will be done during our daily exercise time within Government guidelines. I will cycle in Heathhall woods, on our cycle path network and also as the roads are quiet, I am learning how to cycle on the roads. Mummy is on strava and will keep a record of how far I have cycled during lockdown.”
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