Salisbury 6 year-old cycles over 40 miles for Stars Appeal

Salisbury 6 year-old cycles over 40 miles for Stars Appeal

Published by Jack Deery at 6:10am 28th April 2020.

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Jack Bunt completed 100 laps around his block as he wanted to help the charity as they support the fight against Coronavirus.

When 6 year-old Jack woke up on Saturday morning (25th April) he told his dad, Tim, that he wanted to do 100 laps of the block they live on. 

Previously, he had completed 25 miles at the age of 5, but this would be a huge task for him as this challenge would be 41 miles

He also said he wanted to support the Stars Appeal, a charity he has fundraised for in the past. 

Jack then went out and did over four hours of cycling to complete his task and so far has raised £350 on his Just Giving page in the process. 

Dad, Tim, said: 

"When Jack woke up and told me what he wanted to do i never thought he would achieve it in a day. Even when I made his just giving page I made reference that he may complete this over 2 days rather than the one. To get on his bike and pedal for that length of time  Jennie and I couldn't be prouder parents. Just to do it with him and watch him push though his own milestones was amazing, and to see how he dealt with his own pain barrier and tired legs was brilliant. 

He only wanted to raise £100 as it was a pound a lap. Its some achievement and I don't think he has a clue about how well he has done. 41.3 miles is hard for many adults, let alone a 6 year old."

Tim and Jack Bunt on their bikes
Both Tim and Jack are keen cyclists

CORONAVIRUS FUND

The Stars Appeal have launched an emergency appeal as they are trying to support Salisbury District Hospital's battle against Covid-19. 

So far they have raised over £60,000, with a target of £150,000. 

You can find their fundraising page here - www.justgiving.com/campaign/salisburyhospitalcoronavirus.

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