AN intrepid schoolgirl has cycled 30 miles in 30 days on a charity bike challenge.

Nicole Jones, six, from Winsford, smashed a birthday challenge for St Luke's Hospice and raised an incredible £308!

Nicole’s mum Amiee said: “I spoke to Nicole about the hospice’s 30th birthday celebrations and she decided that she would like to take on a challenge to try to raise some money.

"She settled on a 30 mile bike challenge which she would complete over 30 days and hopefully raise £30.

"A close family friend spent some time in the hospice so Nicole is aware of the work that is done there and is very passionate about helping. "

Nicole, a pupil at Winsford High Street Primary School, fitted her bike rides in after school and at weekends.

Amiee added: “We created a target chart so that she could keep track of where she was up to and it really motivated her.

"When we started to get sponsor money in she was delighted, the support has been fantastic and she has managed to raise an amazing £308.50 for the hospice! We are incredibly proud of what she has achieved.”

Nicole said: “It was harder than I thought it would be but I had fun. I feel proud because I can help the poorly people.”

The hospice cares for adults living in mid and south Cheshire who are suffering from cancer and other life limiting illnesses.

Support is also given to family members including children and carers who are affected by the diagnosis.

St Luke’s Hospice is a charity funded by voluntary contributions and has to raise £8,152 each day to enable the Hospice to provide free care and support to local people

Angela Slack, community partnerships manager at the hospice, said: “We think Nicole is amazing!

"She was only six when she completed this challenge and she showed real determination and commitment.

“To raise over £300 at such a young age is just incredible and will pay for two nurses’ shifts here at the hospice. Well done Nicole!”

St Luke’s has produced a ‘£30 in 30 days’ guide which is packed full of easy fundraising ideas to do at school or in the office, or out and about with family and friends.

Challenges include giving up sweets or chocolate for 30 days, hosting a tea party in return for donations, organising a quiz and cooking breakfast at work for your colleagues.

For more information and to download a free guide visit