Captain Tom-inspired youngster completes 100 lap fundraising challenge for NHS
PUBLISHED: 12:00 21 May 2020
Wearing heavy army boots and his full marine cadet uniform, an East Devon youngster has completed 100 laps of a cricket field to raise funds for NHS frontline workers.
Inspired by the fundraising efforts of Captain Tom Moore, Ethan Rees has completed 100 laps of the Clyst St George cricket pitch.
In doing so, he has raised more than £1,500 for NHS Charities Together.
Starting on his 10th birthday on May 5, Ethan, from Clyst St George, completed 10 laps of the village cricket team’s pitch while wearing his marine cadet uniform.
Ever since, Ethan, of the Royal Marine Volunteer Cadet Corps, has been doing at least five circuits and two weeks later he passed his goal of 100 laps.
Mum Jenny Dean said: “I’m very proud of his determination and how he put his heart and soul into this.
“My son is not a runner, he does Taekwondo at Exmouth TAGB as well as rugby at Topsham but no running, so this has taken me by surprise.”
To donate, visit Ethan’s Justgiving page
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