East Winch youngster goes the extra mile for charity

Jack Watts, King's Lynn Academy pupil who has raised �670 for Alzheimers Society.'LtoR, Debbie Germaney (Head of Vancouver House at KLA), Jack Watts, Jacky Phipps (Volunteer Fundraiser for Alzheimers Society) ANL-151014-145706009
Jack Watts, King's Lynn Academy pupil who has raised �670 for Alzheimers Society.'LtoR, Debbie Germaney (Head of Vancouver House at KLA), Jack Watts, Jacky Phipps (Volunteer Fundraiser for Alzheimers Society) ANL-151014-145706009
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A 13-year-old, from East Winch proved he could go the extra mile when he cycled beyond his original target of 75 miles to raise money for Alzheimer’s society.

Jack Watts, 13, 90-mile cycle ride took more than five hours to complete raising a total of £670.

Jack’s dad Neil was by his side on the ride with his son.

The ride started and finished at Jack’s house in East Winch and they visited Downham, Littleport and Mildenhall on their journey.

Jack’s family is affected by the disease so when Debbie Germaney, his head of house at King’s Lynn Academy, suggested the Alzheimer’s Society as a charity the house could raise money for this year, he jumped at the opportunity to get involved.

Debbie said: “I suggested the Alzheimer’s society as a charity because I’ve personally seen how it has affected my family and also through children like Jack how it affects the children of the families concerned.

“Myself and all the children in Vancouver house are so proud of Jack, he’s raised a fantastic amount.”

Jacky Phipps. volunteer fundraising ambassador for the Alzheimer’s society came along to KLA to collect the cheque from Jack

She said: “I think it’s pretty amazing that Jack did so many miles