Evan cycles for Dreams

Evan talks to us about riding 20 laps around a park in order to raise money for Dreams Come True!

Nine-year-old Evan fills us in on his motivations and experience while fundraising for Dreams Come True

"I was staying with my Grandma and Granddad at Badgers Retreat and saw the posters they had up about your charity. I decided to do something to raise money for your amazing charity. I thought it was wonderful and wanted to help.


Grandma gave me a sponsor form and said have a think about what you could do. I decided I liked riding my bike, I started by getting sponsors for how many times I could cycle around the green. I got some people to sponsor me then went round everyone’s lodge. Then with all the sponsors I raised over £100.

So after that we checked the weather forecast and decided to do it on Friday 4th August., a dry day. Then I started to go round for practice rides. When it came to the day everyone came onto their decks and even helped by giving drinks and snacks when I came past them. I managed to do 20 laps of a 300m park which came to be around 6 miles, my legs were aching but I was so happy to raise some money for your charity and would happily do it again.

Since I went back home people living near me have said they would have sponsored me, so I’m thinking of doing another one in Thornaby where I live."

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Author: Daniel Dockery

Date: 24/08/2016

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