Ethan’s 100 miles raises over £2,000

A seven-year-old rugby mad boy has raised £2,144 for Rainbows by walking 100 miles during April

Ethan Parsons, of Wigston, wanted to “help poorly children” and came up with the idea of walking 100 miles over 31 days. As a player for Leicester Lions and supporter of Leicester Tigers, Ethan decided to carry a rugby ball for the whole challenge.

He said: “I am very happy to have raised so much money for all the children at Rainbows. I hope the money helps so they can organise some fun things for them.”

Ethan completed the walks with mum, Allison, and dad, Lea. Sister, Zoe (11), cheered him on. “We are just very proud of Ethan, even when he was tired of all the walking, he was still determined to finish so he could raise as much as he could for Rainbows,” said Allison. “Considering his original goal was £200, he has managed to smash that and raise over 10 times as much. He is just amazing.”

Jenny Perry, Rainbows Community Fundraiser, said. “Ethan is an incredible little boy and a fantastic fundraiser and we would like to thank him so much for supporting us and completing his challenge.”