Five-year-old Worthing boy takes on cycle challenge to help NHS hospital heroes

A five-year-old Worthing boy is practising for his longest cycle ride to date, a charity challenge he has set to help our NHS hospital heroes.

Wednesday, 6th May 2020, 7:06 am

James Collishaw wanted to support Love Your Hospital, the dedicated charity of Worthing, Southlands and St Richard’s hospitals, and raise money for its Hospital Heroes Covid-19 Appeal.

He has decided to cycle 10 laps of Hillside Avenue, where he lives, which will be four miles in total, on Saturday morning.

Mum Nicola Collishaw said: “James has decided to raise money for the charity for our local hospital. He understands about the virus and the work everyone is doing.

James Collishaw, five, is cycling for the Hospital Heroes Covid-19 Appeal

“He has been riding more recently but his longest ride to date is two miles, so this will be a real challenge.”

James has been out on his bike a lot over the past couple of weeks and cycled to Findon on Saturday.

He said: “I would like to raise money to give to doctors and nurses because they are helping to look after people who have got the virus.”

James set a target of £50 but has already raised £90. Visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/james-collishaw1 to make a donation.

Love Your Hospital launched the appeal to help fund comfort packs for hospital staff who are going above and beyond to meet the health needs of the West Sussex community.

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