A 9-year-old boy from Maghull ran in incredible 10k for charity after being inspired by Sir Captain Tom Moore.
Anthony McFadden had planned to complete 5k on a treadmill at home, but half way through the challenge he decided to double the distance!
Having aimed for £100, he has now raised more than £2,000 for the NSPCC. This charity was picked because he told his mum, Helen, that he wanted to help fight child poverty.
His proud mum said: “He was doing RE work at home, remote learning for school, and it was all about Sir Captain Tom Moore. Anthony was really interested in this. He had to write an answer to the question who inspired you and he wrote Marcus Rashford because he wanted to end child poverty.
“Whilst doing this work Anthony said, “mum, I want to raise money for children in this country, the children that get neglected and don’t get fed and sometimes they might get hurt at home.”
“So we looked through charities and he said he wanted to run 5k on the treadmill. At the time the most Anthony had ever run on the treadmill was 2k.
“Whilst on the running machine at 4.6k, Anthony decided he was going to do 10K and he did it. I couldn’t believe it! It took 61 minutes.
“I am extremely proud of Anthony. He is really missing school, his friends and teachers and this gave him something to concentrate on and think positive about in these uncertain times. I think he is very inspiring.”
To donate to Anthony’s cause, visit the website: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/diysocialevents-anthonymcfadden?