Seven-year-old Freddy Moses is planning to do his bit for the NHS today (Friday) after being inspired by the fundraising efforts of centenarian Captain Tom Moore.
The Terrington St Clement Community School pupil will be jumping 1,000 times on his outdoor trampoline for the Over and Above staff fund, a charity set up to support NHS staff working long hours due to the pandemic.
His mum Jessica Slingsby said: “We just sat watching Good Morning TV with Captain Tom and Freddy said: “Mummy I want to raise some money for the NHS.”
“He’s only seven and said he would do 500 jumps on his trampoline and raise £500 but then it kept going up and he said he would do 1,000 jumps if he could raise £1,000.”
But support from family and friends and pledges after his fundraiser was posted on Facebook have seen Freddy already well on his way to raising £1,500.
Freddy plans to jump wearing his Terrington Tigers football kit. He has already managed to complete the bounces in practice.
“I’m just so proud of him, it’s gone so well,” said his mum, who has set up an online JustGiving page.