Fresh on the heels (or wheels!) of their fellow fundraisers – a group of King’s Hall pupils who recently cycled 70km for Christian Aid – brothers James and Benjamin W (Year 4 and Year 1) set themselves a challenge to complete their own mini marathon in support of NHS Charities Together.
“It all happened by accident,” said their mum, Emily. “My husband challenged the boys to see how far they could run doing laps of the field, just something to do on a Sunday morning. We set up a water station with music and supporters (their little sister and the dog) and they started doing laps.”
She added: “It was only after they realised quite how far they had run – James did 53 laps and Benjamin 28 – that James asked if it was a good enough effort to try and raise some money. We then set up a fundraising page with a target of £100 and the boys chose the charity; they have followed Captain Tom’s efforts with interest and wanted to support the same cause.”
Their efforts certainly paid off as the duo managed to achieve a combined total of 32km and have so far raised over £1000.
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