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Ian Holdstock

riding the Prudential 100 mile cycle ride

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Glycogen storage disease is a complex set of rare genetic diseases which impact the bodies ability to store and use Glycogen,[/p][b]Glucose is a major source of energy for the body. It is stored in the form of glycogen in both the liver and muscles and later released with the help of enzymes. [/b][p]Persons affected by Glycogen Storage Disease (GSD) have an inherited defect in one of the enzymes responsible for forming or releasing glycogen as it is needed by the body during activity and/or between meals.[/p]Mainly it is liver or muscles that are involved[p]GSD can affect the liver, the muscles or both. Diagnosis of the GSD variant is made on the basis of an individual’s symptoms, the results of a physical examination and of biochemical tests. Increasingly DNA testing is able to confirm the diagnosis, but occasionally a muscle or liver biopsy is required to clarify the actual enzyme defect.[/p][p]GSD can manifest itself in a variety of different manners and there are several distinct forms of the disease. Details of these can be found on the AGSD website. [url=https://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=1&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=2ahUKEwi8_crZ__XgAhU_ShUIHZ0GC_oQFjAAegQIGRAC&url=https%3A%2F%2Fagsd.org.uk%2F&usg=AOvVaw326JAQbCvr1QytL-kjV6LN]AGSD-UK – Association for Glycogen Storage Disease (UK)https://agsd.org.uk/[/url][/p][p]The impact of these different types can be from relatively mild to severely debilitating and life threatening. Most people will not have heard of the disease because it is so rare. My wife suffers from type 6 GSD, whilst she is relatively healthy now, her form affects children more severely, one of the roles of AGSD is to educate parents and health professionals in all aspects of the disease. AGSD is a small charity which works on a very small annual budget, it needs my and your support to be able to continue its work. I hope that you are able to support me in this challenge and at the same time raise valuable funds. [/p][p]100 miles is not going to be easy a month before my 60th birthday, but I do it on the basis of raising money for a great cause. My pain and shortage of energy will be temporary, people with forms of GSD live with this every day- let me burn Glycogen for those who can't [/p][p][br][/p][p]many thanks Ian[/p]

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Jul 10, 2019

Martin and Jacqui

Good luck Ian.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jun 29, 2019


donation from cousin Carole

Jun 29, 2019

Auntie Maud


Jun 19, 2019

Melanie and Chris

Keep going Ian, we are really proud of you and it is for such a great cause.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jun 3, 2019


Hopefully the thought of 25p a mile will help keep you going... Good luck! Claire, Phil and Charlie


May 30, 2019

Lynne Byers

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 29, 2019

Kevin and Tracey

Great and worthy cause Ian, well done Love Kevin and Tracey

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Ros Holdstock

Good Luck. Lots of Love Mam

£60.00 plus £15.00 Gift Aid

Mar 17, 2019


Happy pedalling Ian.

Mar 11, 2019

Margaret and Dave Calder

What a fantastic thing to do for a great cause close to all our hearts. Good Luck Ian. Margaret and Dave xx

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid