The Exeter City Academy have come together to raise an amazing £2000 for the ICU unit at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital.
During these uncertain times the Academy wanted to do all they can to help the NHS and decided to do an Academy wide challenge to raise funds for the RD&E ICU as a small token of appreciation for all that the wonderful doctors and nurses do on a daily basis and especially during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
The challenge saw the Academy set the players 3, 5 or 10km distances to cover either alone or with their families in an effort to cover 1000km as an Academy.
They had set an initial target of £1000 but smashed it and ended up raising £2000.
Speaking about the fundraiser, head of coaching Kevin Nicholson said: "Aaron Pugh and I thought it would be a good opportunity for the Academy boys to learn a little about giving back, and what better way to do so while keeping fit with your family and raising money for the doctors and nurses who are doing so much for all of us during these unprecedented times.
"The commitment from all of the Academy coaches, players, families and friends has been incredible and we have now raised £2089 which is more than double the target we set and a credit to all involved.
"We set the distance of 1000km for the Academy to do 'together while we are apart' by asking the FDP to do 3k, the YDP to do 5k and the PDP to do 10k but it could be a run, a walk, a cycle or a hop, skip and a jump! We just wanted the kids to have fun with it, involve mum, dad, brothers and sisters and they all did just that which the video shows nicely.
"We are very proud of everyone who took part, donated and shared in this effort so thank you all so much."
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