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PC Dan Haugton cycled 400 miles and ran up 400 flights of stairs for Penny Mills aged who has childhood dementia

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PC Dan Haugton cycled 400 miles and ran up 400 flights of stairs for Penny Mills aged who has childhood dementia 3
Trevor Sherwood
Trevor Sherwood writes crime and policing news and graduated Teesside Uni with a degree in Crime & Investigation.

Police Constable Dan Haughton who is a response cop from Staffordshire police climbed an epic 400 flights of stairs and cycled 400 miles to raise money for five-year-old Penny Mills who has childhood dementia.

The Police officer took on the mountainous challenge and raised over £5K but we think he can raise even more to help provide the Penny with the trip of a lifetime.

The Police Constable managed to cycle 400 miles from Stafford to Ben Nevis and then scale the equivalent height on Britain’s highest peak in aid of the five-year-old.

Who is Penny Mills?

Penny is a five-year-old girl who lives in Stafford and has a rare genetic condition which is called Sanfilippo Syndrome which is a rare form of childhood dementia which causes fatal brain damage and has seriously reduced her motor skills and vocabulary.

Dan came up with the idea and devised the challenge during the nation wide lockdown which he called 400 miles, 400 floors for penny.

Dan who is aiming to help Penny go on a dream holiday to Disney World in Orlando.

Because of the travel restrictions at the time Dan completed his endurance fundraiser much closer to home.

“I’ll cycle the 400 miles to Ben Nevis by clocking up miles in and around Staffordshire and, on August 2, I’ll run up 400 floors of stairs in full police uniform.” – PC Dan Haughton

Dan added that “she’s an adorable, happy little girl but this awful disease has already taken a big toll on her and her family”

“I would love for them to be able to have a trip of a lifetime, making some precious memories whilst they still can, and enjoying a break from the routine of everyday life managing her condition.” PC Dan Haughton

If you would like to support the challenge and help get Penny to Disney World in Orlando please donate to Dan’s challenge simply go to justgiving.com/fundraising/400miles400floors.

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