Youngster gets on his bike for Charity to support NHS

Mansfield Town Football in the Community were delighted to hear about the fundraising efforts of participant Rhys Parsons recently, who has decided to get on his bike and cycle twenty miles over the course of the month to raise money for the NHS.

The nine-year-old who attends Anthony Beck Primary School is combining his daily exercise with a charity challenge, aiming to cycle a total of twenty miles before the month to support the NHS front line in tackling Covid-19, which has caused his hobby of watching the Stags and attend Football in the Community Activities to stop.

Kerry Parsons, Rhys’ mum said “I’m very, very proud, of what Rhys is doing. He is a very kind young man and I know that he will do this for such an amazing cause.

“Attending Football in the Community has been fabulous for Rhys, attending the sessions has really boosted his confidence and encouraged him to try new things and just go for it such as this challenge.”

PL Primary Stars Coordinator & Assistant Community Manager Jordan Ferrer added “We wish Rhys all the best in his challenge, he has a super attitude and we’ve really seen him develop in confidence since attending our activities – it’s great to see Rhys, along with so many others, use their time wisely and do something positive”

Anyone wishing to support Rhys in his challenge can do so by donating here and anyone wishing to share their stories of fundraising challenges, should email Media & Communications officer Craig Priest –