A TARLETON teenager is running 100km throughout this month to raise money for charity in honour of her step-grandad.
Alicia Rutter, 15, has already raised £535 so far for the Motor Neurone Disease Association (MNDA) – and she still has until the end of July to raise even more.
The MNDA is the only national charity in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland dedicated to improve care and support for those affected, fund and promote research and campaign to raise awareness.
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.
She is very interested in joining the armed forces when she leaves school and took up running to increase her fitness levels.
She uses an App called Strava which shows and records the distance she runs and walks – and decided to run 100km throughout just one month to raise funds for MND, as her step-grandad John was diagnosed with the disease in July 2018.
She said: “Motor Neurone Disease is close to my family’s heart. I wanted to set a challenge for myself and fitness for July so I thought why not run for charity. I’m aiming to do 100km in july going on runs or walking. I’m hoping to smash my target - thank you so much, it means the world.”
To donate to her appeal, search for ‘Alicia’s 100 km in July’ at justgiving.com
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