Withy RFC youngster completes superb fund raising effort

 Withy RFC youngster completes superb fund raising effort

During the month of February, Withycombe RFC junior player Jago Coates has undertaken an impressive challenge to walk 100 miles in the memory of Captain Sir Tom Moore.

Young Jago chose the distance based on Captain, Sir Tom’s age of 100 years old when he unfortunately passed away on February 2nd.

The Withy Under-10 player eased his way to his target via a series of walks and runs around the local area, including some longer walks up the estuary path to Topsham and across the coast path to Budleigh tackling multiple terrains, finishing off an incredible total distance of 101.63 miles with a 1.8-mile run on the final Saturday of February.

Whilst taking on challenge in the memory of the famous fundraiser for the NHS, Jago has been raising money for The Captain Tom Foundation; a charity set up in Captain Tom’s name to inspire hope and raise money for several vital charities, such as Mind and the Royal British Legion.

As of the final day of the month young Jago has already passed his target of £1,000 by raising an incredible £1,376!

Well done young Jago; a credit to his club, his family and indeed, Exmouth!

You can help Jago to make this total even larger by donating to his JustGiving page at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jagocoates09

Stephen Birley

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