Eight-year-old cycling fanatic raises money in memory of 'nana'

Gabriel and Kayla raised £250 for cancer charity Marie Curie

Gabriel and Kayla raised £250 for cancer charity Marie Curie

First published in News
Last updated
Enfield Independent: Photograph of the Author by

It’s not often that an eight-year-old comes up with the idea to raise money for charity.

But that’s exactly what struck Gabriel Erskine-White whilst he was in the shower one morning.

The cycling fanatic was inspired by his “nana” Edie, who died in May 2013 after losing her battle with cancer.

After deciding to raise money for Marie Curie, Gabriel set his sights on a cycling challenge.

The boy, who will be starting Year 4 at Cuckoo Hall Academy, in Edmonton, in September, decided to race round the Tatem Park skate track, in Hedge Lane with his eleven-year-old cousin Kayla.

Cheered on by friends and family, the pair have so far raised £250 for the charity after cycling 20 times round the track.

Gabriel's mother Donna Erskine said: “He told his dad one morning when he got out of the shower that he wanted to raise money for charity.

“He wanted to chose a charity that helped people who had cancer and we settled on Marie Curie.

“Gabriel is very sporty and plays football, athletics and loves cycling. He’ll be cycling all day if you let him.”

Ms Erskine added: “We called Enfield Council to see if he could cycle at Jubilee Park as he cycles there all the time.

“But they said he needed a cycle track and said that Tatem Park has a track and it has worked out fantastically well.”

Gabriel raced away during the challenge, completing his 20 lap challenge in nine minutes and 39 seconds.

Comments

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree