Why twelve-year-old Mylo cycled 100 laps for Nottingham Hospitals

Mylo wears his t-shirt proudly at the football ground

Posted on: 31 Jan 2022

Twelve-year-old Mylo wanted to get involved in our Hat-trick for Hospitals campaign as he’s such a big fan of Nottingham Forest and wanted to give back to his community.

We’ll let him explain why he wanted to get involved.

“I wanted to get involved in the Hat-trick for Hospitals as I am a NFFC season ticket holder and I wanted to support two local charities and do something over my Christmas school holidays.

“I attend Nottingham Forest Community Trust football sessions with my little brother Felix during the school holidays and love the work they do in local schools. I remember them coming to my school and encouraging reading and I really looked forward to those lessons!

“I did a sponsored bike ride as I had a new bike for my 12th birthday so wanted to do something with my bike. I decided on 100 laps of my street which was 30 miles in total. I did it over two days as I underestimated how far and hard it would be. But I was determined to complete it as I had the support of so many of my favourite NFFC players after I posted my challenge on Instagram.

Mylo stands outside his house. He has the biggest smile on his face as he has just completed his challenge. He is holding his bike with one hand and has a raised fist in the other.

“I heard about the Hat-trick for Hospitals in a match day programme and during half time at a home match and knew straight away this was something I could and wanted to do and was a cause worth raising money for.

“I have supported Nottingham Forest for as long as I can remember. Me, my brother Felix and my Dad have been season ticket holders for 8 years now and we love our match days and attend away matches when we can also.

“Even though I don’t have a direct connection to the hospital, I know they do an amazing job and if my family were ever poorly they would be looked after.

“My family have supported me a lot and helped encourage me to keep going when it got hard. My dad sat in his van on our driveway for the duration and counted my laps for me and my brother also got involved in a few laps on his scooter and dribbled a couple of laps to keep me motivated. My neighbour spotted what I was doing and came out and sponsored me. When I finished my 100th lap, my family let off some party poppers.”

Thank you so much to Mylo for supporting our Hat-trick for Hospitals challenge and making an impact on Nottingham Hospitals.

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