For many youngsters, the 6-week school holidays is often a time for relaxing in the sunshine, meeting up with friends and enjoying evenings without homework but Thomas Sharpe decided to be a little different this year and instead, dedicated his time to raising money for Cure Leukaemia!
11 year old Thomas set himself the challenge of skateboarding a half marathon (that’s 13.1 miles!) over the summer holidays – whether that was a couple of hundred metres down to the shops each day or a more gruelling non-stop 4 miles at his local park.
Thomas had a very personal reason in fundraising for Cure Leukaemia after he sadly lost his Mum from leukaemia when he was just 8 years old.
“The reason I am raising money with my skateathon, in which I am skateboarding a half marathon for Cure Leukaemia, is because my Mum died of leukaemia when I was 8 years old.
She was treated at the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Birmingham.”
Not only did Thomas achieve his target – he even went 1 mile over his 13.1 mile target and in doing so, has currently raised £390 for Cure Leukaemia.
To keep people up to date with his progress, Thomas and his Dad Richard posted regular updates on his JustGiving page below:
Everyone at Cure Leukaemia would like to say a massive thank you to Thomas for dedicating his summer holiday to raising money for Cure Leukaemia!
It’s not too late to donate to Thomas’ fundraising page, to do so please visit: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Richard-Sharpe13
Cure Leukaemia's £1m Centre Appeal 2017