A 13-year-old Doncaster girl has taken advantage of the Foundation's cycle hire scheme, as she wanted to get active following a bone marrow transplant.
Georgia suffers from a rare condition called fanconi anemia, a disease that decreases the production of all types of blood cells in the body.
She was given chemotherapy and a bone marrow transplant at the start of the year, which was followed by six weeks of isolation.
Sonia, Georgia’s mum, explained: “Georgia suffered from a bone marrow failure, which meant she needed chemo and a bone marrow transplant. She had to isolate in the weeks after the operation, but we then went into lockdown; meaning she hadn’t really had much exercise whatsoever.
“Georgia really enjoys her cycling and wanted to get active again following the transplant.
“We got in touch with the Foundation and she was able to collect her bike from the Keepmoat, which she’s been out on and has had a really good time. We’d like to thank you for all your help!”
Through our partnership work with Doncaster Council, the Foundation are able to offer a cycle hire scheme, ideal for families exploring the scenic landscape and cycling greenways that link the local area.
Scott Copeland, health and wellbeing officer at the Foundation, said: “The cycle scheme is really popular, and it’s great to see people like Georgia taking advantage of it and enjoying getting out in the local area.
“It’s a difficult time for everyone at the moment, so having some sort of distraction and being able to get out of the house for some physical activity, in a safe environment, is really useful.
“This bike was donated to our Bike Library by a member of the local community. To see it being used and appreciated in this way is fantastic and we thank everyone who supports the work of the charity.”
You can find out more about the Foundation’s cycle hire programme, here.