Ellis Wood from East Leake has completed an incredible 75km on a virtual bicycle ride on Zwift to raise money for the NHS.
The 10-year-old, who goes to school at Brookside Primary, decided that he wanted to do his bit to help out during these challenging times. His idea was to not only raise money for the NHS but was to also honour the 75th anniversary of VE Day by cycling a virtual route at home equalling 75km on the landmark day, May 8th.
Prior to the big day, Ellis had been busy dedicating his time to practicing some longer rides on the trainer to prepare himself, equalling a week of many miles.
On the day supported by his twin brother Charlie and older brother Noah who supplied food and drinks, Ellis smashed his original target of £75, so far raising over an incredible £520. Ellis is super pleased with his total so far.
In choosing the NHS as his charity, Ellis said, “NHS staff and volunteers are doing amazing work right now in caring for Covid-19 patients. Together, let’s show our respect and gratitude as they work tirelessly in the face of the virus. It’s our turn to make sure we look after them, to ensure they can keep doing their vital work.”
If you would like to donate and support Ellis, please visit his JustGiving page here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ellisvechallenge?utm_source=whatsapp&utm_medium=fundraising&utm_content=ellisvechallenge&utm_campaign=pfp-whatsapp&utm_term=4a08901793fd43a782ab36f0123bb84a