'Captain Tobias' receives Points of Light award from Prime Minister

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A nine-year-old boy from Sheffield who has raised more than £125,000 by walking a marathon during lockdown has been recognised as an outstanding volunteer by the Prime Minister.

Tobias Weller, who has cerebral palsy, completed the challenge with the support of his walker frame after being inspired by Captain Tom Moore.

The funds raised will go towards supporting the Sheffield Children’s Hospital and Paces School.

He has received a Points of Light award and a personal letter from the Prime Minister Boris Johnson to applaud his efforts.

He has now begun a new ‘Tobiathon’ to run the same distance using a race runner. Tobias says he is enjoying fundraising for his favourite charities.