Jake gives them a run for their money

June 2010

Jake Dobson cycled the Cyclone Challenge for St Cuthberts Care

Many thanks to Year 9 pupils at St Benet Biscop High School in Bedlington, Northumberland, who made St Cuthberts Care their charity of choice for fundraising this year. Their efforts were given a huge boost when 12 year old Jake Dobson offered to do a 63 mile sponsored cycle ride - the Cyclone Challenge.

Jake told a local newspaper, "It will be the most I've ever cycled in one day - I've only ever cycled 58 miles"!

Jake is actually a pupil at St Thomas More High School in North Tyneside, but offered to raise the money for St Benet Biscop because his mother, Joanna, is a biology teacher at the school. Just to add to the pressure on him, he was told on the day of the event that his sponsorship money would be increased if he completed the challenge in under six hours.

His final time was five hours and one minute, bringing in a magnificent £650 - including £100 raised by his grandfather Ernie from friends and neighbours.

Joanna presented the cheque to Rob Molineux, the Deputy Manager of Alan Shearer Activity Centre, which will benefit from Jake's hard work.