Alicia takes on running challenge in honour of grandad

Alicia takes on running challenge in honour of grandad

by Danielle Thompson (July 2020)

KIND-HEARTED 15-year-old Alicia Rutter, 15, from Tarleton, has raised money for the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) by running 100km in honour of her grandad.

Alicia, who has played football for the same team since five years of age, the Tarleton Corinthians, was disappointed when all sports and activity ceased in March when the lockdown commenced.

By using an App called Strava which shows and records the distance she runs and walks, Alicia decided to run 100km throughout July to raise the funds. Her step-grandad John was diagnosed with the disease in July 2018.

She said: “I wanted to set a challenge for myself so I thought ‘why not run for charity’. The 100km included going on runs and walking.”

The teenager has raised in excess of £535 for MNDA.

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