Ages:12, 14 & 14
From: North Yorkshire
These three intrepid cyclists decided to undertake a daunting 300-mile trek from Richmond, Surrey to Richmond, North Yorkshire, raising £4,800 for Butterwick Hospice which had been the victim of fraud the previous year.
Marcus wanted to be part of this exciting project but is disabled and has a host of health issues preventing him from joining Andrew and James on the trip, instead Marcus would cover up to 30 miles a day on his specially adapted trike, an personal effort which closely matched those of the other two boys. Marcus is one of only 400 people worldwide living with Cardio-Facio Cutaneous Syndrome, but is no stranger to fundraising, working tirelessly for a number of good causes.
The boys raised an incredible amount of money for a hospice that cares for terminally ill children and adults. The boys’ slogan throughout the ride was ‘Do good, undo harm’, only four short words, but very positive and powerful that reflect the inspiration and dedication of these three young men.
The boys want to continue raising money and are pushing themselves forward for the next challenge, becoming an inspiration to their friends, peers and wider community.