Way to go, Thomas (not to mention Mum Charlotte)! 8-year-old Thomas Scargill of Maidenhead, who is a friend and classmate of Rosie's brother Dominic, recently completed a 107-mile bike trip over 3 days, and together with his mum has raised an incredible £815 for Rosie's Rainbow Fund and The Link Foundation! We know Rosie would be extremely proud of the way you took action to help two causes that you care about :-)
Thomas and Charlotte were kind enough to share a bit about their journey with us, as well as these fab photos:
"Thomas completed his bike ride during half term and cycled 107 miles in three days raising £815 for the Link Foundation and Rosie’s Rainbow Fund. On the first day we cycled the 3 miles to Maidenhead train station, caught the train to Reading, changed trains and travelled on to Bristol. On arrival at Bristol it was raining, but that didn’t dampen our spirits and we picked up the Bristol to Bath cycleway (an old converted railway line), cycled to Bath, and on to Trowbridge where we stayed overnight.
Day 2 was a big day, with over 40 miles to travel to our overnight stop at Kintbury, West Berkshire. I am immensely proud of Thomas, he remained positive and determined throughout the ride, even on the 2nd day when we cycled over 44 miles. At some points the towpath wasn’t easy to ride along but he kept going and kept cheerful and happy all the way. Day 3 took us right into the heart of Reading, and we cycled to the very end of the canal towpath at the point where it meets the River Thames. We then re-traced our steps back to the train station, caught the train back to Maidenhead and cycled the 3 miles home from the station. Overall it was a super trip and a huge challenge for Thomas who is only 8 years old.
Thank you, Thomas and Charlotte, for your amazing efforts and for working so hard to support Rosie's Rainbow Fund! Thanks to you, we will be able to provide our services to many more seriously ill and special needs children.