Alex to ride against Ebola

Alex Eely aged 10 from St Peters Prrimary in Cowfold
Alex Eely aged 10 from St Peters Prrimary in Cowfold

Ten-year-old Alex Eely will be riding 100 miles this weekend (October 18 and 19) to raise money for the fight against Ebola in Sierra Leone.

Alex, from St Peter’s Primary School, Cowfold, had the idea of a bike ride to raise money to help their twinned school in the African country.

He intends to do 50 miles a day both days of the weekend, and has sponsor forms and collection tubs in The Bull Inn Henfield and the Chalet Café, Cowfold.

Alex said: “After seeing on the tv about Ebola in Sierra Leone, as St Peter’s School Cowfold has a shared school in Sierra Leone I felt quite concerned so I thought of a way to raise money to help stop Ebola.

“I love cycling so I thought why don’t I do a sponsored bike ride, I mentioned it to my head teacher who said yes I then had to persuade my dad to follow me as I am only 10!”

The ride will cover laps around Shermanbury and Cowfold throughout the weekend. So far nearly £200 has been pledged, and Alex hopes more people will donate in the coming days.