On 12 March, Holly Worden, from Preston, decided to complete a charity race for the her poorly cousin who was diagnosed with epilepsy.Advertisement
Holly wanted to compete in the sponsored run to raise money for the Young Epilepsy Charity after her cousin, Ruby, was diagnosed with the condition at 8 months old.
Holly ran the full race of 2.2k which took place at Abbey Village.
The Young Epilepsy Charity supports youngsters with the condition, like Holly’s cousin Ruby, helping to improve their lives.
Ruby has undergone many hospital stays, ambulance trips, two anti-epilepsy medicines twice a day, and rescue medication since her diagnosis.
Holly set up her own GoFundMe Page enabling people to offer sponsorship and donations towards her cause.
Kelly Worden, Holly’s Mum, said: “Holly did fantastic and she came 97th out of 187.
“She was the 47th female to cross the finish line and came 5th in her age category.
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“A lot of her family came to support her, including aunty’s, uncles, grandparents and even Ruby her cousin came.
“She is really proud of herself, as is everyone else!”
Holly’s school, St Teresa’s primary school, on Downing Street, held a bake sale and raised £69.50 to donate to Holly’s cause.
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She managed to raise a staggering £549.50 in total, including £480 in sponsors.
You can view the results of the race by visiting the online page.