Boy runs for Sidmouth charity and friend’s dad
PUBLISHED: 15:00 20 August 2013
A sporty boy stuck to his promise to run to remember his friend’s father and raised £1,050 for a Sidmouth charity.
Sam Pyne ran the 3.7 miles from Ottery Primary School to Sidmouth seafront in 29 minutes, with his dad Jim and dog Widget by his side.
The 11-year-old pledged to go the distance for a charity while in a religious education class, and settled on Sidmouth Living with Cancer in memory of Jason Roberts, who died from the disease.
“I’ve always been a runner but I haven’t done much fundraising, just a bit at school,” said the Sidmouth Warriors player. “I like helping other people.”
The Otterton lad is starting at Sidmouth College in September, where he hopes to keep running.
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