17th May, 2021

Charlie from Stoke Prior's marathon effort to raise funds for Chester Zoo

Tristan Harris 25th Jun, 2020 Updated: 25th Jun, 2020

A MARATHON effort from young Stoke Prior runner Charlie Barnes-Maiden will help struggling Chester Zoo which has been hard by having to shut during the Coronavirus lockdown.

The venue is one of the ten-year-old’s favourite places to visit and he is very passionate about wildlife and the conservation work that goes on there.

Charlie read an article in a newspaper shown to him by his parents who offered to donate to the zoo.

But – as Charlie had been out running regularly with his dad James along the canals during the pandemic – he suggested he complete a sponsored 26.2mile run in 5km installments.

This week the football-mad Wolves fan completed his task but he is still hoping people will boost his already impressive £576 total.

Visit justgiving.com/fundraising/gunnarrules to donate.


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