Seven-year-old raises £846 for Rainbows

Seven-year-old Henry Baker ran a mile a day for a month raising £846 for Rainbows.

Throughout January, Henry, put on his trainers and took on the epic challenge. Henry ran through rain, snow and battled with ice as he completed his task in support of our charity. 

Dad, Chris, who ran with Henry, said Captain Tom was the inspiration behind his son’s mission. “Henry has always talked about wanting to raise money but didn’t have anything in mind,” said Chris. “He saw Captain Tom do his challenge and he knew he wanted to run. So we talked to him about Rainbows and told him that there are children who aren’t as fortunate as him. He said he wanted to do it for Rainbows. 

“Henry has done such a good job. He is a very kind and considerate child. He is already talking about his next challenge. Henry is also delighted to have surpassed his target of £200. People have been very generous and that spurred him on as the total kept rising.” 

As well as running with his dad, Henry was cheered on by Mum, Laura, and little brother, two-year-old Albie.

Jenny Perry, Rainbows Community Fundraiser, added: “Henry has been an absolute superstar and we are so proud of what he has achieved to help children and young people with life-limiting illnesses. Our supporters are the essence of Rainbows and they help us to open our doors to those who most need our help. The fundraising efforts of people like Henry, help us to continue to do this all year round.”  

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