Harry's Riding High for Freddie!

13th October 2020

Another kind-hearted Hanbury pupil has raised over £1000 towards funding to make the school more accessible for his friend.

Harry set himself the daunting challenge of cycling from Evesham to Hanbury Church - a total of 18 miles.  He wanted to help his pal, Freddie to get even more out of being at school.

Freddie was diagnosed with Acute lymphoblastic leukaemia in 2018 at the age of just 4 years old. He is currently in the maintenance stage of his treatment.  Being on his feet so much, Freddie gets extremely tired and needs to be able to use a wheelchair.

Freddie’s Mum and Dad set up a JustGiving page which we hope will help will raise enough money to make the necessary changes to our site that will not only benefit Freddie, but other pupils too.

The family had backed Harry's sponsored bike ride which exceeded his £700 target, smashing the £1000 mark!

His efforts will take the total funds raised well over the £5000 mark.  He is one of several generous pupils who have played their part to add to the total, along with many individual donations from friends, family... and kind strangers.

The Year 4 pupil trained hard for the challenge which he completed on Sunday.  He was joined on the ride - Harry's longest to date - by his Dad and was given lots of support from Mum and older sister, Amelia.

Harry's Mum was thrilled with what he had achieved:  "We are immensely proud of Harry!"

Headteacher, Mr Payne added his appreciation too:

"Yet again, our pupils show how big hearted and kind they are.  Thank you to everyone who sponsored Harry.

"A bike ride like this was such an achievement - that hill up to church at the end can't have been easy!  We are very proud and grateful to Harry, he has gone the extra mile for his friend and his school."