A local Newcastle boy has raised over £250 for HC-One’s Sutherland Court in Newcastle, after organising and completing his own sponsored cycle.
On the 29th of May, Ty, 10, decided to organise a 200-lap sponsored cycle around his housing estate in a bid to raise some money for his local care home, to say ‘thank you’ for their work during the coronavirus pandemic.
Family, friends and neighbours cheered Ty, as he pedalled round and round his estate always getting closer to that 200-lap target. When Ty first set out to raise money for the home his initial target was £150 but he eventually ended up smashing that target and raised a massive £260, which made all the hard work worth it.
Ty, who has autism, had been finding the lockdown difficult with not being able to go into school and socialise with his friends, so he decided to turn that negative experience into a positive and raised a lot of money that will benefit his local community.
Of the amount raised, Sutherland Court Home Manager, Karen Stewart said: “It is absolutely amazing, we are all so overwhelmed by Ty’s kindness.”
One of Ty’s neighbours was so proud that they even made him his very own medal that had the date and ‘200 laps, well done Ty’ inscribed on it.
Ty arrived at Sutherland Court, where his mother, Sarah Almond works as a Care Assistant, on June 4th with biscuit and cake hampers for the team and Residents as well as a special gift for each of the staff, which consisted of a candle burner, candle melt, a candle and either a small bottle of alcohol or chocolates.
There wasn’t a dry eye around when Ty gracefully presented the gifts to the Residents and team in Sutherland Court.