Uppingham student to run 100 miles for Rutland Foodbank and finish six-year Open University project
A part-time student must fit an important academic deadline around a 100-mile running charity challenge next month.
Stephen Lambert, from Uppingham, is to run 100 miles in May to raise money for Rutland Foodbank, having done the same challenge last year for the Teenage Cancer Trust.
He is already close to meeting his initial target of £250 and is looking to increase that figure to £500 as the run begins.
"I wanted to do something for a local charity this time and demand for the foodbank is unfortunately increasingly at the moment," he said.
"If the money needs to go anywhere in the community it's there."
Stephen (29), who took up running during lockdown last year, is combining part-time laboratory work with an Open University degree in politics and economics.
"I have the final part of a six-year project to complete next month as well so I could have planned that better!" he added.
To donate, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/stephenlambert92