Teen finishes 5K fundraising challenge in memory of late brother

A boy from Huntingdon has raised over £6,500 for the hospice which cared for his brother by running five kilometres every day in May.

Stuie Delf, 13, was cheered on by neighbours as he completed the challenge on Sunday, 31 May.

The money raised by an online fundraising page will go to East Anglia's Children's Hospices (EACH), who cared for Stuie's brother Fraser at their base in Milton until his death in January.

Stuie taking part in an art class with his brother Fraser, who died in January Credit: Delf family

"At the start of May I wanted 500 pounds but I got six thousand 500 and everyone who donated, thank you so much. There's so many nice people in this world."

Stuie Delf
There was a big hug waiting from mum when he crossed the finish line Credit: ITV Anglia

The conclusion of Stuie's challenge coincides with the end of EACH's 12-week coronavirus appeal.

The charity, which has hospices in Norfolk and Suffolk as well as Milton, said it expected to lose £1.8m as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Thanks to fundraisers like Stuie's, more than £500,000 has been raised since the start of lockdown.

A statement from the charity said: "This is in no small part down to communities across the region once again proving their incredible generosity."