100km Superhero Cycle
1584. Ruben Evans-Guillen
1585. Elena Evans-Guillen
Ruben and Elena Evans-Guillen, aged 9, from Warrington, are twins with ADHD who have channelled their energy into raising over £35,000 for NHS related charities over the past four years by taking on sponsored treks and challenges.
Their most recent challenge is a month-long 100km Superhero Cycle, with donations going towards three portable lung suction machines, through charity ‘MedEquip4Kids’. Previously, they have embarked on a year-long running target of 100km to raise money for the ‘Making Waves’ Appeal at Warrington and Halton Hospital, which has seen a new aquatic-themed outdoor play area created on the children’s ward.
In a personal letter to Ruben and Elena, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said:
“Congratulations on raising over £35,000 for NHS charities!
“Over the last few years, you have run, trekked and ridden a staggering distance, covering hundreds of kilometres together. The money you have raised will help other children with sensory equipment and play areas in hospitals.”
“I am very honoured to receive the Points of Light Award from the Prime Minister. What I like the most is to help and inspire people, it makes me feel very proud of my charity work that it is helping children to feel better.”
“Thank you very much Prime Minister for this award. I feel very proud of my charity work, especially because I know I’m helping other children like me. It is important for me to never give up and make the world a happier place.”