Well done Jack!
Inspired by Captain Tom Moore’s recent amazing achievements raising money for the NHS, Jack (Year 3) decided to set himself the challenge of bike-riding 100 laps of the road where he lives with the intention of raising a few pounds to help in the fight against COVID-19.
So, while the local residents were all outside in their front gardens celebrating VE Day, Jack set off on his venture. As one of the neighbours had a microphone and speaker set up (ready for a street party later in the day), they announced Jack’s challenge for the whole road to hear and Jack gained himself an audience!
Jack completed his mission after cycling the 100 laps in a little over one hour.
When asked about his decision to raise money Jack said, “I just want to help people stop dying from this disease, and to help people be happy.” He also added, “It was hard work, but I knew it was worth it. When I got to the 50th lap, I knew I couldn’t stop then and I had to keep pushing on.’’
Through the generosity of Jack’s neighbours, plus a few friends and family, he managed to raise a brilliant £112.70. This money will be split between Jack’s chosen charities; NHS Charities Together, to help directly with the NHS, and Birmingham Children’s Hospital, who do a great job looking after sick children all the time and which has recently been one of the School Council’s chosen charities.
The Dunnington Family is super proud of 'Super Jack'. Well done!