TWO Dursley youngsters used pedal power to raise £285 to help sick children.

Jazmyn Lane, six, and James Lane, five, decided they would like to help a local charity whilst they were out of school.

The sibling’s mum, Sabrina, works as a nurse at the James Hopkins Trust and so they chose to support the trust by cycling 100km over two weeks.

The James Hopkins Trust provides care and support to life limited and life threatened children.

“Jazmyn overheard me and mum discussing charities and organisations that are struggling due to the Covid situation and she said she would like to something to help,” said Jazmyn and James’ dad, Richard.

The family was already going out for daily exercise, and so a specific target of 100km over two weeks was set, with family and friends sponsoring the youngsters.

“As a family we are all furloughed and so we have been going out for exercise every day,” said Richard.

“Our exercise time has given us fresh air and helped to ease the tensions of being stuck in for so long.

“For Jazmyn and James cycling is a bit like an event.

“We take a picnic and for the first 3km it is all about when and where we might stop.

“We chose to ride 100km as the James Hopkins Trust supports 100 families in the Gloucestershire area.

“Jaz and James were looking to achieve the 100k over two weeks, broken down in to shorter rides.

“But in the end they completed 101km in ten days.

“They both said they would like to raise £100 each, so we set a target of £200. It’s fantastic they’ve beaten their target, it’s shown them anything is possible if you work hard enough.”

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