Six-year-old Oliver King raised money to help and support the NHS by running five miles, twice as far as he’d ever run before.
Last month Oliver decided to do five laps of the parkland at Bunkers Lane. In the process he has raised £1372 for NHS Charities Together.
Jamie, Oliver’s dad said: “He wanted to do something to help raise money for the NHS and challenge himself. He was talking to his mom saying he wanted to help out doctors and nurses in some way and she told him that he should do something that is challenging for him.
“That’s how he came up with the idea.We said you need to do something that you haven’t done before, he has run 2.5 miles and he said he wanted to run five miles this time.
“It took him an hour and seven minutes to complete the run, he had a bit of a wobble when he was at 3.5 miles but the last mile was fine.
“He managed to complete the run. People were clapping him, the rest of his family was there to cheer him on, he even got given £30 by dog walkers on the day.”
Jamie expressed how proud he is of his son and said the result was hugely more than what they had expected.