AN eight-year-old has raised £100 for a homeless charity after taking on a sponsored bike ride from Burscough to Wigan.
Evan Sanchez, who is a pupil at St John’s Primary School in Burscough, raised the funds for Light for Life.
Light for Life is a registered charity run by a team of dedicated professionals at Southport Housing Centre on Eastbank Street on behalf of Sefton Council.
They say the service is “the first point of call” for anyone in housing need in the Southport and wider Sefton area.
Staff based at the centre deal with around 2,500 visits each year, from more than 1,000 members of the public requiring advice and assistance
Evan’s mum Helen, said the challenge was all his own idea and his family are very proud of him.
She said: “We were sat outside one evening, with blankets, and Evan said that it made him feel very grateful and lucky that he was warm and safe. He decided then that he wanted to help rough sleepers so we chose Light for Life.
“He did really well, we are so proud of him – and it was all his idea.”