Brothers inspired to take on ski challenge

Jacob Bush, eight, and his brother Toby, seven
Jacob Bush, eight, and his brother Toby, seven
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Two brothers will take to the slopes next week to ski 25 miles in the first stage of a fundraising challenge.

Jacob and Toby Bush have set themselves the Bush Boys Big 50 Challenge in support of the British Heart Foundation and the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance.

The boys hope to ski 25 miles in one day during a family holiday to Portes du Soleil in the French Alps before cycling 25 miles around Rutland Water next month.

Jacob, eight, and seven-year-old Toby are both keen skiers and have achieved gold badges during family holidays to the French resort.

Their mum Emma, of Rous Court, Baston, said: “The boys both ski a lot and we thought it would be good to set them some kind of challenge.

“It’s going to be tough but I’m sure they will do it. They are more confident about their skiing so the bike ride will probably be the hardest bit”

The boys, who attend Baston Primary School, wanted to raise money for the air ambulance after hearing about the crash on the A15 at Northorpe last month where two 11-year-old girls were knocked down by a minibus and had to be airlifted to hospital.

They are also supporting the British Heart Foundation because there is a history of heart problems in the family.

The boys set themselves a fundraising target of £100 but have already raised £1,070.

Proud mum Emma said: “The donations the boys have received already are well beyond our expectations. It has been amazing.

“They are really excited about the challenge and can’t wait to get started.”

The boys will be joined by their dad Darren, who owns Tandem Solutions in Bourne, on the ski slopes.

Meanwhile, Emma will be cheering them on with the couple’s other children Noah, five, Seth, three, and Elijah, 16 months.

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