Seven year old Henry raises hundreds for Roundabout

A young boy from Totley has completed an18 mile cycle ride to help those that are less fortunate in his home city.

At the age of just 7 years old, Henry Barlow is aware that there are young people in Sheffield in danger of homelessness, so he decided to take action and raise money for Roundabout.

“For a while now I have wanted to do something to raise money to help homeless people in Sheffield,” explained Henry.

“I feel upset when I hear about young people who have no home and who have to sleep on the streets at night.

“I am very lucky to have a warm, safe house to live in but I worry that there are lots of young children and teenagers who aren’t as lucky as me.”

On a sunny Sunday morning, Henry cycled 18.2 miles along the Monsal Trail in Derbyshire in just three hours. Aiming to raise £200 for the charity, he has whizzed past that goal and raised a grand total of £693!

“We’re very grateful to Henry for completing such a tough task for the benefit of vulnerable young people in Sheffield,” explains Ruth Gage, Roundabout’s Fundraising and Communications Manager.

“He should be very proud of what he’s accomplished at such a young age and the amount raised is absolutely fantastic.

“Thank you to everyone who sponsored him so generously!”

If you’d like to organise your own event and fundraise for Roundabout, please email or call Ruth on 0114 253 6753.