11 year old Connor Haines from Knaphill was inspired by Captain Tom Moore’s amazing achievement and decided to set himself his own challenge to walk 26.2 miles in seven days to raise money for Woking & Sam Beare Hospices.
“For those that don’t know me too well, while I enjoy swimming and the outdoor activities through Scouts, I generally am not an active kid,” said Connor, who attends The Hermitage School in St John’s “I enjoy playing games on the PS4, catching up on social media and watching blogs of gamers I follow.”
Connor set out from his home in Knaphill each day completing different routes around the village walking around four miles each day and for a change of scenery his parents, Darren and Carly, took him to Virginia Water in Windsor Great Park.
Sponsorship from family, friends and other supporters Connor beat his target of £1000 to raise a total of £1040 for the hospice through his Just Giving page.
“Connor wanted to support a local charity,” said Darren, Connors Father “He did some research and found that the hospice needed funds. Completing the marathon distance has given him a lot of confidence in doing things by himself before he starts Winston Churchill School in September”.
Thank you and well done to Connor from everyone at the hospice it is an amazing achievement and we are very grateful for your support.