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5 year old Willow's run

5 year old Willow

Published on 24 April 2020 05:00 PM

5 year old Willow's running challenge

Willow Johnson, aged 5 years old, wants to help contribute to the fight against Coronavirus by raising money for Age UK Derby & Derbyshire, by running as many miles as often as she can during lockdown.

She misses seeing her Granny, Nanna, Val and uncle Dick and can’t wait to get back to normal.

Willow is a keen runner who very much misses her weekly parkrun so thought that she could help by running and it’s also a nice way to visit granny for a wave from the doorstep.

Any donations, however small are very welcome and will encourage her to keep going. "Run Forest, run" 😊

As of 30th April, she has run 74 miles in total with an outstanding total amount raised of £1,099

To show your support and donate, please visit:

www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lisa-putter2

From everyone at Age UK Derby & Derbyshire, we want to say a huge thank you to Willow for such an amazing fundraising challenge. You are doing so well.

Thank you to all who have donated money too. All money raised will be used to help and support local older people.

Local News

There is an article on Derby Telegraph:

https://www.derbytelegraph.co.uk/burton/five-year-old-south-derbyshire-4133201?fbclid=IwAR26BGwkGYSyYahoD9MFY5ZYOfBBoXw5rl2oFS2BrNFyxKYJxjrVEjN2gwc

To see a video of Willow running, visit the article on Swadlincote Nub News:

https://swadlincote.nub.news/n/little-woodville-girl-willow-is-born-to-run-as-she-raises-over-1000-for-charity

To hear Willow talking listen to BBC Radio Derby from Tuesday 28th April at 15:45

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p089jp7p

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