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Soccer link to a charity success

A SCHOOLBOY cyclist with cystic fibrosis has biked his way around every football stadium in the region.

A SCHOOLBOY cyclist with cystic fibrosis has biked his way around every football stadium in the region.

Becks-Lee Dickson, aged 13, pedalled more than 40 miles in a little over seven-hours.

His route took him to every one of the West Midland’s major venues - Villa Park, St Andrew’s, Molineux, The Hawthornes, Bescott and Ricoh Arena.

The event, earlier this year, raised an impressive £1000 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

Becks-Lee, from Elmdon Heath, has received treatment for his condition at the Heartlands Hospital children’s ward.

And it was during his stay that he decided he wanted to raise money for the charity.

Chris Morrell, from Heartlands, said: “All the staff on the ward think very highly of Becks-Lee and we are extremely proud of his achievement.

“It was very imaginative for him to come up with this idea and thanks to him, others will benefit from the money raised.”

And proud dad David, who completed the bike ride alongside his son, said it was a “massive” achievement.

If you’d like to add to Becks-Lee’s total, go to www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/soccer6.

 

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