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Doncaster boy to take on 20-mile cycle challenge to help critically ill children

Doncaster boy to take on 20-mile cycle challenge to help critically ill children

A determined six-year-old boy from Armthorpe is taking on a 20-mile cycle challenge in aid of the Doncaster-based Children’s Air Ambulance (TCAA).

Samuel Dove will be boldly setting off from his home in Armthorpe on Sunday 4 July to cycle a 20-mile route – on and off-road – around Doncaster alongside his dad, before finishing his challenge at the charity’s Doncaster superstore, The Hanger.

Sam is a member of #TheCrew – an exciting club for children linked to the lifesaving charity – and chose this challenge to raise vital funds needed to keep the national charity flying.

“I joined #TheCrew last year because I wanted to raise some money to help the Children’s Air Ambulance because I think it’s a great charity,” says Sam.

“My Dad and I love cycling so I really wanted to ride my bike as far as I could. Dad and I are going to do 20 miles in one go, and I have been training at weekends and after school so I can’t wait for Sunday,” he adds.

When Sam pedals to the finish line at the Doncaster superstore, he will be greeted by a Children’s Air Ambulance cheering squad, with staff waving banners and balloons to celebrate his brilliant achievement.

The charity’s recently launched mascot Blade will also be in attendance, to give Sam a well-deserved big bear high-five.

Youth Development Manager for TCAA, Anoushka Brown comments:

“Sam is an inspirational young boy for taking on such a tough challenge and for training hard during his free time.”

“It’s great to see him enjoying being a member of #TheCrew and already raising over £200 for our charity! We know he will smash the challenge and we can’t wait to cheer him over the finish line!”

Being a member of #TheCrew like Sam, children can learn about saving lives, helicopters, medicine, fundraising, and how a charity works. The club offers advice and teaching on community work, volunteering, working as part of a team, and supporting good causes which form part of many school curriculums.

“It is completely free to join and, once signed up, members will receive an awesome welcome pack,” adds Anoushka.

To show your support and to sponsor Sam on his mission, please click here.