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Energetic Bromsgrove boy's Red Nose Day run raises over £800 for the cause

Tristan Harris 18th Mar, 2021 Updated: 18th Mar, 2021

AN ENERGETIC Bromsgrove boy has raised more than £800 for Red Nose Day by running around his local neighbourhood.

It began when Leo Byng saw an advert on TV about Red Nose Day and asked his mum Sophia what it was.

When she explained it was to help children less fortunate he said he wanted to do something for the cause.

Sophia said: “I came up with a few ideas such as baking but he insisted on doing something which involved running, which surprised me as myself and my husband are not runners.”

The family measured the distance around the block and he decided to do two laps every day from February 22 to March 19 – a total of 11 miles.

The seven-year-old started a fund-raising page with an initial target of £100.

Sophia added: “The fund raising went crazy and he hit £300 and was amazed and even said he wanted to run more.

“So on some days he was running four laps and by Monday he had already hit 10 miles and his fund-raising is now over eight times his original target.

“He is still running and is loving it – this was all his own idea and he is so happy with how much he has raised.”

Click here to Leo’s page to boost his funds further.



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