Ashby 10-year-old runs 110 miles for charity

A big-hearted 10-year-old who wanted to help children and young people at Rainbows has ran 110 miles in one month

Anora Bottrill got the running bug after training with her mum, Grania. At the time, Grania was taking on a 100K in one-week challenge. “Anora joined me and after the first section she asked if she could set herself a challenge,” said Grania. “She then decided she wanted to choose a charity because she had heard me and her dad talking about how charities are struggling at the moment. She decided she wanted to do it for Rainbows and help the children there.

“We are so proud of her. She set herself a target of 65 miles and within three mornings, she had already walked 42 miles completing the Ivanhoe Way long distance footpath. So she extended it to 100 miles, and actually did 110.”

To date, Anora has raised over £500 for the work of our hospice.

Rainbows Community Fundraiser Kirsty Coxon added: “Everyone is so thrilled with Anora’s achievement. Her determination and willpower is incredible and she is a fantastic little fundraiser. Without the support of people like Anora, we would not be able to help the region’s poorliest children and young people and we thank her from the bottom of our hearts. Anora’s efforts will help support us as we face significant loses because of the Covid-19 crisis.”

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