Millfield Prep Year 8 pupil Hector Rees-Davies from Bath has raised £2,124.50 for the Forever Friends Appeal at the Royal United Hospitals in Bath by taking part in a 12 hour, 100-mile bike ride.
The twelve year old was inspired by former Millfield and Bath Rugby player pupil Ed Jackson, who is raising awareness and funds for rehabilitation charities after suffering from a severe spinal injury in April 2017.
Hector, who got the fundraising bug after washing cars and saving money for a rugby tour with the school, cycled 100 miles around the Bath area in 12 hours in August and collected donations and sponsorships to raise the money.
Hector’s dad, Jonny Rees-Davies, says, “My wife Vicky and I were amazed by Hector’s resilience. At no point did he complain or ask to stop. When I asked him what kept him going, he told me that he didn’t want to let down the people who had donated money for the charity.”
Millfield Prep’s Headmistress, Shirley Shayler, says, “It is fantastic to see our pupils going the extra mile and using their initiative to help others. Pupils like Hector are a great credit to our school, and I am always impressed with our pupils’ creative ways to help raise money for charities. I hope Hector’s bike ride will inspire others to raise money for good causes.”