Teen raises money for Home-Start with 1,400 squats

Keeley Thomas, 14, did 1,400 squats to raise money for Home-Start Royston, Buntingford and South Cambridgeshire

Keeley Thomas, 14, did 1,400 squats to raise money for Home-Start Royston, Buntingford and South Cambridgeshire - Credit: Home-Start

A teenager raised £1,672 for a charity which helps family in need by doing 50 squats a day for the whole of February. 

Fourteen-year-old Keeley Thomas took on the challenge to raise money for Home-Start Royston, Buntingford and South Cambridgeshire, completing a total of 1,400 squats over the course of the month.

Keeley Thomas, 14, raised money for Home-Start Royston, Buntingford and South Cambs by doing 1,400 squats

Keeley Thomas, 14, raised money for Home-Start Royston, Buntingford and South Cambs by doing 1,400 squats - Credit: Home-Start

The challenge was set up as a fundraiser through Facebook, and the charity thanked all those who sponsored Keeley - particularly The British Queen Pub in Meldreth, who donated the £507 proceeds from their charity raffle.

Keeley's mum Lindy said: "It was lovely to see the total go up daily and know lots of people were supporting Keeley in her endeavour!

"I'm just blown away by the generosity of people."


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The charity thanked Keeley for her efforts by giving her a Home-Start teddy bear, and said that "every little helps" them to reach their £185,000 fundraising target for the year.

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