Biking brothers cycle 10 miles to help Africa drought victims

Jake Jungmann and his brother Alex from Baston are supported on their charity bike ride by sister Daisy and dad Kurt
Jake Jungmann and his brother Alex from Baston are supported on their charity bike ride by sister Daisy and dad Kurt
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TWO young brothers have completed a ten-mile bike ride to raise money for charity.

Alex Jungmann, seven, and Jake, eight, of Fosse Close, Baston, embarked on the challenge around Rutland Water on Sunday, October 9, to raise money for the drought problems facing people in Africa.

They finished their bike ride in two hours and 45 minutes, and have raised more than £300 for their chosen cause.

This venture was planned after the boys learned about the current drought situation in Africa during harvest festivals at Baston Primary School, where they are pupils.

Alex came up with the idea and said: “There are lots of children in Africa who don’t have anything.

“They don’t even have any water and that’s not fair. I’ve seen a boy on television who did a bike ride and people gave him money and he helped some people to get some water.

“I decided that I’d really like to do that - that we could even ride for ten miles.”

The money raised will go to the charity called Village Water which provides hygiene education and sustainable water for rural villages in western Zambia. The charity installs shallow wells with manual water pumps that allow the people to draw uncontaminated water from underground, as well as providing hygiene education to the rural villages.

Alex and Jake want to thank everyone who has supported them.