Determined lad runs mile for charity

Despite needing help to walk, this determined eight-year-old ran a whole mile for charity.

A YOUNG boy with cerebral palsy completed his own Sport Relief mile after finding all the official miles were booked.

Eight-year-old Luke Souster raised more than �400 for Sport Relief which he donated to the charity on Monday through its official sponsor, Sainsbury’s.

Sandra Souster, Luke’s mum, said: “Luke is unable to walk unaided; he has a wheelchair and sometimes uses a frame to help support himself.

“I was a bit worried when he said he wanted to run, as he struggles with walking, but I am so proud of him now he’s done it.


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“He had a walking partner and Sainsbury’s helped him with the fundraising; he’s done so well.”

The determined young lad rallied up his family, neighbours, and friends at Appledore Primary School to sponsor him as he ran the mile around Victoria Park in Bideford.

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Luke said: “I was watching Sport Relief and I wanted to do something to help people in poor countries to go to school.”

Luke presented a cheque for �442 to the store manager of Sainsbury’s in a special school assembly on Monday.

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