AKS schoolboy Jasper is champion fund raiser

Schoolboy Jasper Sykes has found a first class way of keeping fit during lockdown.

Thursday, 4th June 2020, 2:08 pm
Jasper is running to keep fit... and NHS charities healthy

The sporty teenager is keeping in good health by running to raise money for NHS charities.

Jasper initially started running at the beginning of lockdown, to keep fit in case the rugby season restarted and was enjoying doing the bleep test at home.

Then the 13-year-old began to run around the estate where he lives in St Annes to improve his fitness, as because he was off school most of his sports had stopped.

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Fund rising champ Jasper

Jasper, a year eight pupil at AKS Lytham then had an idea of how he could help others while keeping fit and healthy.

He said: "After watching the news about coronavirus I thought maybe I could try to raise money for the NHS through running.”

He has been doing laps every morning before online schooling starts, and four evenings a week and said: "I have been running between 2.5 km to 5 km each time. I am guessing I have now run over 50 km. ".

So far he has raised more than £100 and plans to keep going until school restarts.

messages of support for Jasper's efforts

and has already attracted online support, with one tweet saying : " What a wonderful and generous thing to do Jasper, we are proud of you! Well Done! #SuccessAndValue

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