FOLLOWING IN DADS FOOTSTEPS

A little Cornish lad has raised almost £2,500 for local hospitals by marching THIRTY MILES during lockdown.

Seven year old Casper Howard had the idea to stomp around his driveway for charity after finding out about his soldier dad Richard’s commando endurance test.

Richard, who was 13 years in the Royal Marines, completed a gruelling 32lb backpack, 30 mile march and run across Dartmoor to be awarded the coveted commando title.

It’s taking Casper a bit longer than the eight hours demanded of his Dad back in the day: but he’s well on his way to finishing, and to his £5,000 fundraising target.

Clutching a backpack and toy rifle, Caspers captured the hearts of 117 well-wishers and has so far raised £2,411 for the Cornwall Anaesthesia Charitable Fund.

Casper wrote on his donation page:

“I am running a mile a day for the month of May for Royal Cornwall Hospitals Charity because they help to look after poorly people with COVID19

The cash raised all goes to a local charity helping doctors and nurses who work either sedating, or giving local or general anaesthetics to patients.

Only 19 miles to go Casper 🙂

Caspers mum Laura updates everyone on her boys daily marches on Facebook

So why not turn off the mainstream media and tune in to what’s really going on in the local area? 🙂

So far he’s completed eleven miles, egged on by a soundtrack of Cornish Sea Shanties and pop songs.

Good luck Casper 🙂 🙂 🙂

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