New Brighton boy on his bike for hospice funds

Published date: 13 December 2013 |
Published by: Staff reporter
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 AN “INSPIRATIONAL” nine-year-old boy has raised £260 for a hospice.

Now Thomas Lloyd, of New Brighton, has got the fundraising-bug and is aiming to “carry on and do more”.

The Ysgol Mynydd Isa pupil battled gale force winds as he joined more than 40 adults in the Anwyl Bikeathon in September – and on Tuesday night he presented four charities with more than £2,000 – the total raised by all who took part.

The youngster raised the most money individually, collecting £260 from his friends and family who have supported his efforts.

Thomas decided to raise funds for St Kentigern Hospice where his uncle works.
His mum, Karen, 51, said: “We are very, very proud of him, especially for the cause it is for.

“His uncle works at St Kentigern Hospice and he wanted to raise money to help the people who are cared for there.”

Thomas attended a presentation night at the Faenol Fawr in Bodelwyddan, where he presented representatives from Ty Gobiath, St David’s Hospice, Wales Air Ambulance and St Kentigern Hospice with the money – which was dived between the four worthy causes.

Thomas was the only child to take part in the charity bike ride from Rhyl to Prestatyn.

Karen added: “He was adamant he wanted to do it no matter the weather.

“When he did it everyone really cheered him – he was really pleased with himself.

“Now he wants to carry on and do more. He is very caring and he has got a lovely nature – we are so proud of him.”

St Kentigern Hospice is a St Asaph-based charity providing end of life care to adult patients across North Wales, including Flintshire, east Conwy and Denbighshire.

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