28 May 20

Skip for social care: James’ fundraiser

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Skip for social care: James’ fundraiser

James Byrne, 16, is skipping for over 10 hours to raise money for Brunelcare.

James, who lives in Somerset, has challenged himself to skip for 20 minutes every day to raise money for our organisation.

He will complete the challenge on the 11th June, after one month, tallying a total of 10 hours and 20 minutes of skipping!

James said: “I wanted to do something to keep busy during these uncertain times, all while making a difference. I know skipping is a great form of exercise, so I married the two together. I'll skip for 20 minutes, non-stop, daily, to raise money for the charity! My parents always told me that actions speak louder than words and it’s nice doing something to help rather than just talking about it.”

Choosing a charity close to his heart, James wants to raise a total of £3000 for our Glastonbury care home, where his late grandmother, Ivy, lived for nearly two years. The money will go towards funding vital PPE and wellbeing supplies.

Joanna Crago, Glastonbury’s Care Home Manager said: “It’s a great honour that James is fundraising for us at Glastonbury Care Home, it’s such a lovely thought! The team and I want to wish James the best of luck with his challenge. Happy skipping!”

James’ father David has been supporting James along the way, and couldn’t be more proud of the great work he is doing.

David, James Father said: “James’ skipping challenge has been brilliant! The entire idea has all come from James and we are very proud of him. He’s thought of others through this more difficult time and really wants to make a difference, all while keeping in line with Government advice. We are very excited to see his fundraising right through to the end.”

If you would like to support James and sponsor his skipping challenge for Brunelcare, click here.

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