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Sam Rubinstein's Sponsored Cycle Ride
Sam completed his ten-mile sponsored cycle ride in the Cotswolds!Click here to see Sam's video on YouTube
Sam raised even more than his £600 target with a final total of £969.86! What a great effort, Sam!Sam is Mim's friends' ten-year-old son. When he found out that Zena Crane was raising funds for the MHMT by running the Reading Half Marathon he decided that he wanted to do something too. Rather than take part in an existing event, Sam decided to set himself a challenge!
When I first thought of doing a sponsored cycle ride I decided to choose the Miriam Hyman Memorial Trust because Miriam was my mum's friend. She died in the bus and tube bombings on the 7 July 2005. I was 4 years old at the time. My Mum was one of the first of Miriam's friends to have children and I remember seeing Miriam a lot. Miriam was an artist and her last piece of work was done with me making a mobile of the planets when I was 4 years old. That was only a few weeks before the bombings.
I also like the fact that the Miriam Hyman Children's Eye Care Centre helps children who can't afford glasses and eye operations. Lots of children can now see clearly because of the eye hospital. It makes me realise how lucky I am.
I completed the 10 mile (16 Km) bike ride with my Dad on Sunday 10 April. We did a circular route around Kingham in the Cotswolds. It was a really nice and sunny day to do it. Some of it was quite steep but I only stopped to walk up the hills twice. We also stopped off for a pub lunch and I ate a cheese called stinking bishop! I really liked it!
I am happy to have raised £593 for the charity, but there are still more people who want to sponsor me plus all the giftaid. When I first set up I only wanted £150! Now I will raise at least £730 with the gift aid. And the justgiving page stays open for a few more weeks.
Miriam's sister and her parents have been really supportive and I was thinking about them, Miriam and the children who can't see in India while I was cycling. I am very lucky that I have good sight so I can do things like cycling!
From Sam Rubinstein aged 10
A HUGE THANK YOU to Sam and his father Marc for this effort for the MHMT!
Miriam with Sam, age 2