Little Sonny, 8, running 100km for cancer charity after gran diagnosed

An eight-year-old boy is running 100km to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, after his Grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Sonny Mackie was inspired by Captain Sir Tom Moore to do a sponsored run as a way to raise funds for the charity.

The Exeter youngster has already been overwhelmed with support on his GoFundMe page – reaching his target of £1,500 in just two days.

His Grandmother, Andrene Partington, 67, is currently receiving treatment for breast cancer which has spread to her bones – after being diagnosed in September last year.

It was this reason that Sonny was determined to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support.

He said: “I am 8 years old and love running. After speaking to my nanny at the weekend she gave me a great idea! To run 100k before Easter.

“The reason I have chosen to raise money to help people with cancer is because my nanny has cancer, so it’s important to me. 

”Thank you to everyone who’s going to donate I will record all my runs on strava. Let’s get running for nanny!”

Sonny is raising money through his GoFundMe page, where he also gives daily updates of his progress.

To donate to Macmillan and support Sonny on his 100km run click here.