Four year old takes on tough 11km challenge for charity

A four year old girl has laced up her trainers and taken on a tough 11km running challenge for NHS Charity Blue Skies Hospitals Fund.

Florence Harrison from Lytham St Annes, began the challenge this week with her dad, Paul Harrison, 37, and has so far raised a phenomenal £1,500!

Her mum Chloe, 34, said the idea came from Florence wanting to “beat the bugs” and do a good deed.

She said: “We have tried to explain to her how much money it is, but at 4 years old it’s hard. We keep telling her it would buy a lot of Barbie’s!”

Chloe explained that it seems like the perfect cause to raise money for during these hard times and even Florence’s little sister Ophelia, 2, is keen to get involved.

The cause is close to their hearts with two family members working on the frontline, Paul in the fire service and the girls Aunt working as a Sister at Blackpool Victoria Hospital.

The family are thrilled by how much they’ve raised and are touched by how generous people have been.

“We can’t believe how much money people are donating, especially at times like this when some people’s finances are stretched. Thank you to everyone!”

Head of Blue Skies, Kila Redfearn, thanked Florence for her hard work.

She said: “It just shows that even the smallest of people can make the biggest of differences! It’s truly heart-warming to see and we can’t thank Florence enough for her support.”

Florence is continuing her challenge all week so if you want to support her, click here to visit the JustGiving page.