American football dream inspires bike ride in aid of Beaumond House Hospice Care
A seven-year-old footballer has raised £1,000 for a Newark charity while learning a new skill.
Jobee Bishton, who plays for RHP Colts under-eights Greens, has raised £1,000 for Beaumond House Hospice Care by cycling 75 miles over the past four weeks.
Dad Dennis said he was proud of his son’s efforts. You can support him here.
“He is obsessed with football and he has decided that when he is 16 he is going to America to play football,” he said.
“To get a scholarship to go and play in America you need to have done a lot of charity work and have positive stories.
“Jobee is set on this now.
“He said he wanted to do one charity event a year.
“With him also learning how to ride a bike not long ago, he wanted to do complete a bike ride as this year’s challenge.”
Jobee said he wanted to raise funds for his football team.
But, after speaking to his football coach Zak Edlin, Jobee and Dennis decided to split the funds with Beaumond House, a charity that Zak has close connections to.
“From my house to my mum’s house in Birmingham it is just over 74 miles, so Jobee is essentially cycling from my house to his nan’s house,” said Dennis, who has cycled every mile with Jobee.
“We have had so much support, it has been fantastic.
“I am 40 years old and 17 stone so ticking the miles off has been tough for me, but he has been the driving force behind this.
“He is always asking to go out and get on the bike.
“I was very apprehensive at the start because I didn’t want to get four miles in and then stop, but he has stuck to it.”