THREE primary school children are bouncing, dancing, cycling and scoring goals to raise funds for the Bath Cancer Unit Support Group (BCUSG).

Nine-year-old Amelie Taylor-Fall from Sutton Benger near Chippenham, a pupil at Kington St Michael C of E Primary School, is taking on the charity’s #BCUSG3000Challenge in aid of the cancer unit at Bath’s Royal United Hospital (RUH).

She is doing 3,000 minutes of activity including cycling, trampolining and dancing.

"I am cycling around John Coles park in Chippenham alot," said Amelie. "But I am really enjoying it. I have got a trampoline at home and each bounce counts as a minute. I am also doing some dancing. I am doing this because I really want to help people."

And she has roped in her cousins, Lily and Harry Belgrove, who go to Combe Down Primary School.

Lily, aged 10, is bouncing 3,000 times on her trampoline while her seven-year-old brother, Harry, has pledged to score 3,000 football goals in his back garden.

"I speak to them a lot," said Amelie. "I think they are enjoying it too."

The three children have raised about £1,000 in total so far for the cancer unit - which treats about 3,000 new patients a year on average – but they hope to raise even more money.

The charity is asking people of all ages to dream up their own challenge based around the number 3,000 and help fund state-of-the-art medical equipment not provided by the NHS.

Whether it’s skipping or hopping 3,000 times or completing a distance of 3,000 metres (3k) in your garden, on roller skates or in fancy dress, anything goes.

Alan Webb, who is the fundraising lead at the BCUSG, said: “We would like to say a big thank you to Lily, Harry and Amelie for their fantastic fundraising efforts – very well done!

“Whatever your age or ability, we need more people to sign up to the challenge and help us fund vital equipment to speed up the diagnosis and treatment of cancer patients locally.”

For more information and guidance on how to take part in the Bath Cancer Unit #BCUSG3000Challenge go to

To create your own fundraising page or to make a donation using Virgin Money Giving go to

BCUSG Virgin Money Giving page

Alternatively, to donate to the Bath Cancer Unit Support Group, or to discuss becoming a corporate partner, please email Alan Webb at or phone 07896 741233.