I am sitting here tonight a very proud Auntie after my niece, Midlothian Junior Member, Gemma Laughland (aged 11) spent today away from the golf course and cycled a 4.5 hr journey all the way from North Berwick to Braid Farm Road, in Edinburgh, in aid of CLIC Sargent. She decided on this sponsored cycle because a friend of hers has been diagnosed with leukaemia. This friend and her family have been given wonderful support by the CLIC Sargent charity. Although exhausted by the end of the cycle and hardly able to speak (although a lot of that was being done on the way, according to her minders!), Gemma quickly recoverd when she started adding up all that she has raised. She has, so far, collected an amazing £1200, which together with all the gift aid will equate to more or less £1500.
It really is a tremendous achievement and one which I am more than proud to be writing about!
Congratulations and well done Gemma!
A cycling superstar!