Dementia fund strikes chord and inspires firefighter

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A Rotherham fireman is getting on his bike for a dementia charity.

Gary Willoughby, based at Maltby fire station, will lead a 115-mile circular cycle ride through Nottinghamshire on Saturday, September 14.

He will be joined by friends Scott Stretton, Kyle White and Darius Matijosius. They aim to raise at least £500 for South Yorkshire charity Lost Chord which provides interactive musical experiences for people living with dementia in care homes and day centres.

Gary said: “We heard about the work of Lost Chord and how important music is in the lives of people living with dementia and we wanted to do something to help.”

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