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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.

Ruben and Elena Evans-Guillen

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.”

Elena said:

“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.”

Ruben said:

“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.”

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