Molly, Jack and Alexander complete their charity challenge

**Updated 19th March ** Jack and Alexander have completed their 17.5 mile cycle ride to Chailey Heritage and back to Uckfield. Despite difficult conditions with the wind and a hilly route they completed it is 2 hours 20 minutes.  The total raised now is £330.00 which is three times the target set.

Jack’s mother Jen told Uckfield FM “We has some laughs and groans but I’m proud of what they’ve achieved’

**Updated** Molly Carter age 8 has completed her challenge of swimming 100 lengths of the Uckfield Leisure Centre swimming pool in aid of charity.   She completed the challenge in 1 hour 26 minutes and then went on to complete another 20 lengths!  Well done!!

Molly Carter
Image – Louise Bolingbroke
Molly with her certificate after her 3,000 metre swim

 

Pupils of Rocks Park School in Uckfield are to raise funds for charity by cycling and swimming.

Jack and Molly Carter and Alexander Greenwood will be raising money for the Chailey Heritage Foundation.

The D.R.E.A.M. Centre Appeal is a £2,600,000 appeal to build a modern and vibrant indoor activity space where children and young people with complex disabilities and health needs can participate in a mixture of arts and physical activities.

The centre will have a league recognised sports court for wheelchair football and powered wheelchair driving, a raised stage for drama and dance, a built in trampoline for rebound therapy, a space dedicated to celebrations and awards, as well as a leading-edge4 dimensional immersive sensory learning environment.

The Dream Centre will give disabled children a new way to experience the world where they can participate in an amazing range of different activities that many will experience for the first time.

In order to raise money for this special cause, on the 28th January 2017 Molly will be doing her first ever long distance sponsored swim and  aims to swim 100 lengths of a 25m pool in under 1.5 hours.

On the 19th March 2017, Jack and his friend Alexander Greenwood will be completing a sponsored cycle ride from Uckfield to Chailey Heritage and return.  It is a 17.5 mile circular route through country lanes.

In order not to have to sponsor them twice, they are collecting money jointly to donate as a lump sum together.

Their mother Jen Carter said on the Just Giving and Facebook site:

“Please sponsor them whatever you can and thank you for reading.  Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. So it’s the most efficient way to donate – saving time and cutting costs for the charity”

The link to the just giving site can be found here  To date the total raised is £50.

To find out more about the Foundation click here

Listen to the Drive Home on Monday 30th January when the children will be guests of Mike Skinner at 4:30pm

Jack Carter went training on Sunday 29th January in preparation for his venture. See picture below:-

Jack Carter and Jon about to embark on 23 miles training!
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