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.