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Nine-year-old boy from Collier Row takes on bike challenge and raises hundreds of pounds in memory of grandmother

PUBLISHED: 16:19 02 May 2014 | UPDATED: 16:19 02 May 2014

Harry Wolff, nine, has just completed a cycling challenge for charity, in memory of his grandmother Linda Curtis. Linda is pictured getting married to husband Allan in 1966

Harry Wolff, nine, has just completed a cycling challenge for charity, in memory of his grandmother Linda Curtis. Linda is pictured getting married to husband Allan in 1966

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A nine-year-old boy who decided to take on a bike challenge in memory of the grandmother he never met has raised almost £600.

Harry Wolff, nine, has just completed a cycling challenge for charity, in memory of his grandmother Linda CurtisHarry Wolff, nine, has just completed a cycling challenge for charity, in memory of his grandmother Linda Curtis

Harry Wolff tasked himself with cycling around the Redbridge Cycling Centre’s course for as long as possible on Sunday, managing six-and-a-half miles in total.

He was accompanied by his mother Penny’s partner Andy Artlett.

Penny, 46, from Collier Row, said: “This has been such an incredible experience for him. We were supported by family, friends and his class teacher and he feels very proud of himself.” Harry rode in memory of Linda Curtis, who died of breast cancer when Penny was only 14.

He came up with his plan to raise money for Breast Cancer Care by himself.

His father Greg, 42, said: “He has excellent IT skills and his mum suggested he put them to good use.

“Having hidden away in his bedroom for a little while, he came back to show her a Justgiving page he had created.

“Linda passed away many years before he was born, but the family always ­remember and talk about her fondly, as well as other family members who have passed away; particularly those that Harry and his brother Matthew, six, can ­remember.” Harry has ­already exceeded the target he set himself of £550 and he has also been promised additional cash donations.

Penny added: “I have always taught my children the importance of being good, kind people and the value of community.

“Harry is a very spirited boy and I want to help him channel that in a good way; I want him to grow up with a good heart as well as head.

“I know my mum would have been incredibly proud and touched that he did this in her memory.”

To donate, visit justgiving.com/Penny-Wolff1.

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