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Stamford dad and daughter take on 'Run and Scoot' for Marie Curie

A father and daughter have embarked on a lockdown challenge to raise funds for Marie Curie.

Chris Drury, from Stamford, is taking on a 100km run while his five-year-old daughter, Elodie, accompanies him on her scooter.

The pair, who complete about 15 to 20km a week, are more than half way into the ‘Run and Scoot’ challenge and hope to finish by the end of this month.

Elodie taking part in the 'Run and Scoot challenge'
Elodie taking part in the 'Run and Scoot challenge'

Chris said: “In lockdown, charities are affected as well as people who are going for treatments. There’s a lot of sad stories on the news.

“It’s burnt away for a while that we should do something to really try and support charities because we are able to.”

The pair has already exceeded the target of raising £200 for Marie Curie, a charity which provides care and support to people with terminal illnesses, with more than £540 donated through their JustGiving page.

Chris Drury with his daughter Elodie
Chris Drury with his daughter Elodie

Chris had a few organisations he wanted to raise money for, but it was Elodie, a pupil at Great Casterton Primary School, who got the final say.

“We gave the options to Elodie, one was Marie Curie which is the name of her class at school,” said Chris.

“She’s learnt a lot about the history and wanted to raise money for them.

“Also people need care, while it’s not directly linked to Covid-19, I can only imagine people feel a huge impact.”

To make a donation, visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Runandscoot100k.

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