Time to Shine for George at awards ceremony

Year six pupil George Hales was named Young Fundraiser of the Year at Key 103’s Time to Shine Awards.

George was chosen ahead of over 100 entries following a coast to coast bike ride with his father during the summer.

George Hales - at Awards Do

The keen cyclist was presented with his award by breakfast DJ Mike Toolan after he raised over £8,000 for the local radio station’s charity, Cash For Kids.

George and his dad cycled for seven hours a day for four days as they made their way across the country from Morecambe to Bridlington. The duo actually cycled for 200 miles instead of the required 170 miles after a map reading mix-up!

George Hales - bike at Morecambe

Speaking about his experience, George said: “The coast to coast bike ride was fun and not as tiring as I thought it would be. I was really surprised but excited to win as there were so many people up for the award.

“I chose Cash For Kids as the charity because some children are not as fortunate as others and at Christmas they don’t get anything. It is a great feeling knowing that these children will now get something because of the money that people donated.”

George Hales - cycling

The money raised will be used specifically to buy bikes and helmets for local children who have been identified by the charity and they will be distributed over the festive period by Key 103’s Mission Christmas charity.

George Hales - bike at Bridlington

George continues to keep his wheels in motion as every Saturday he travels to the Manchester Velodrome at The National Cycling Centre for track cycling training.

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