Nine-year-old Paul cycles 105 miles for Nepal

Rain, mud and chilly temperatures didn’t hold back nine-year-old Paul Collins, who ate up the miles in a sponsored cycle ride for people affected by the Nepal earthquake. Paul pedalled 105 miles across North Yorkshire to raise funds for Tearfund’s recovery work.

A year ago, Paul experienced the earthquake in Kathmandu and saw its impact on the lives of Nepalis – he was living there because his dad, Steve, was working as Tearfund’s Country Representative.

Paul completed the cycle challenge on 31 March, taking in country paths, off-road tracks and tackling some big hills along the way – finishing on day four on the outskirts of Whitby. ‘Thanks to everyone who has given me so much support,’ says Paul. ‘It's been a brilliant experience.’

Paul has beaten his 3k target and has (so far) raised £3,065, which will be a lifeline to families still putting their lives back together a year after the earthquake.

Please Pray

  • Praise God for young Paul’s compassion and determination, which has been an inspiration to many.
  • Pray for families as they approach the first anniversary of the quake, remembering the trauma of the experience and mourning loved ones.
  • Lift up Tearfund’s continuing relief work in Nepal, rebuilding homes and supporting people to set up new livelihoods.

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