Martyn runs mini marathon for friend

Martyn Williams from West Hallam has taken part in charity event to raise cash for family friend's charity.
Martyn Williams from West Hallam has taken part in charity event to raise cash for family friend's charity.
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A West Hallam schoolboy ran six miles to raise cash for a family friend suffering from a rare chromosome disorder.

Martyn Williams, 12, mapped out his own route after deciding to raise cash for six-year-old Louie Llewellyn whose condition is so rare it doesn’t have a name.

Martyn has so far collected £435 but money is still coming in for a charity set up in Louie’s name.

He said: “We visit Louie a few times a year and I decided I wanted to raise some money to help him through what he has and to help pay for some of the equipment he needs.”

After four weeks of training and a football match that morning, Martyn set off on his run last Sunday and completed the route from his High Lane West home and back in 50 minutes.

He said: “It wasn’t as hard as I thought once I got going.

“I definitely want to raise more money and next I think I’ll take part in an organised race.”

Louie, who lives with his family in Kent, cannot walk, talk, or eat properly because of a missing chromosome.

To make a donation to Louie’s Helping Hands in support of Martyn’s effort, visit www.kapipal.com.