Archie Richardson has taken on the challenge of running 100 miles in 100 days for Derian House because he wanted to help sick children.
The five-year-old boy is more than halfway to his goal and has already raised a staggering £1,250 for Derian House Children’s Hospice.
He even persuaded his mum and dad to climb Mount Snowdon in the pouring rain as part of his ambitious challenge.
Claire Louise McDonald, Archie’s mum, explains why he wanted to take on the fundraising challenge:
“When we talked about fundraising, Archie said he would like to try to help other boys and girls and so we agreed that Derian House Children’s Hospice was the perfect charity to support.
“They do incredible work, offering respite and end-of-life care to more than 400 children and young people from across the North West. We cannot think of a better reason to run in the pouring rain for 100 days!”
The whole family has been getting fitter thanks to Archie who has been motivating them all to keep going:
“Archie’s level of fitness is unbelievable and we hope that he will keep it up after the challenge.
“It’s also helped to improve our family’s fitness too and we were even able to climb Mount Snowdon together, which was a fantastic experience. Archie kept all our spirits up, despite the unbelievably wet weather.”
The young boy was overwhelmed seeing how much he has already managed to raise but he isn’t finished yet:
“Archie can’t believe the total and gets so excited when a new sponsor comes through. Although he has smashed his original target of £100, he wants to keep raising more for Derian House.
“We’re bowled over by the support he’s received, especially given the hard time people have been through recently. Palliative care is close to my heart and I appreciate how badly hospices need funding.”
You can donate here to help Archie raise as much as possible for Derian House Children’s Hospice.