Schoolboy raises over £1000 to support our hall
Updated: Jan 13, 2021
We're thrilled that Oliver made raising funds his personal goal. Here is his story, in his own words.
Back on my bike for a good cause
Last summer I started riding my bike longer distances than I was used to so I could try and raise money for the NHS. I managed to make over £2,000 which I was proud of. When my Grandad told me that his village was trying to raise funds to refurbish Snitterfield Village Hall and especially build the new disabled toilet, I decided it was time to get back on two wheels and ride longer distances than I ever have done to see if I could raise some money to help out.
I set myself a goal of riding 45 miles in two weeks. When I decided to do this, I hadn’t thought about the weather. There’s been rain, sleet, wind, occasional snow and freezing temperatures. This has made pedalling really hard, but I’ve enjoyed seeing Warwick and Leamington on a bike rather than from a car window. I also managed to visit our school on my travels!
Today I managed to complete my challenge and I am pleased to say I have raised enough money to paint the new toilet for disabled and a lot more. What this has taught me is when you set yourself a challenge, be determined to complete it. Some days I could have easily stayed in bed!
Thank you Oliver from all the committee and the hall users. At the time that this article was published, Oliver had raised £1357-50, with some additional monies still expected. Oliver's efforts will benefit our community for years to come and we are exceedingly grateful to him, to his sponsors and to all our contributors for helping to make our hall a wonderful venue in the heart of the village.