Six-year-old from Newport scoots to victory in fundraiser

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A boy from Newport has raised over £200 for St John Ambulance Cymru after creating his own fundraiser and riding his scooter as part of the Two Point Six Challenge.

Six-year-old Finley Lewis from Crindau, rode his scooter for 2.6 miles along the cycle path near his home to raise vital funds for the charity.

Accompanied by his mother Vikki, 45, Finley - who is a member of the our local Badger group - wanted to do something to support key workers during the Covid-19 pandemic.

 After receiving an email about the 2.6 Challenge Vicki decided it would be the perfect opportunity for Finley to achieve his goal.

“He was really keen to do something to help and loves riding his scooter, so this was ideal for him.

I didn’t want to put any pressure on him but once he saw the support he was receiving he felt like he’d done something to help.”

Vicki, Finley's mum

Finley completed his 2.6 mile trip within his allocated hour exercise, and even got an added bonus during his challenge as the pair took a break to feed pigs and horses in a nearby field.

Having not been able to attend school for nearly six weeks, Finley has been keeping busy by cooking – carrot and coriander soup being his favourite thing to make – and decorating the living room window with chalk in support of keyworkers.

St John Ambulance Cymru volunteers are currently on the front line working side-by-side with NHS Wales, Welsh Ambulance Service NHS Trust and other organisations to deliver front line assistance during the fight against Covid-19.

You can donate to Finley's fundraiser here.


Published May 3rd 2020

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