Half marathon spree for teen

Kent Messenger Maidstone - - FRONT PAGE -

A teenager plans to raise money for the Heart of Kent Hospice by run­ning five half-marathons in 28 days.

Joshua Llufrio-El­liott, 17, has booked him­self in for the Brighton half­marathon in Fe­bru­ary, plus East­bourne, Dart­ford, Hast­ings and Liverpool in March.

He said: “I’ve lost two peo­ple close to my heart through cancer, a friend of mine when I was 10 – she had a brain tu­mour, and my grandad when I was seven. So I know how dif­fi­cult life can be for those with ter­mi­nal ill­nesses and their fam­i­lies.”

The Maid­stone Girls Gram­mar School A-level stu­dent of Beck­ett Road, Barm­ing, has set up a Just­Giv­ing page – www. just­giv­ing.com/fundrais­ing/ josh-llufrio-el­liott1

The Yald­ing Res­i­dents for Sen­si­ble De­vel­op­ment Group ex­am­ine the plans with He­len Grant MP. From Left, Elke Day, Lisa Brooks, Jenny Scott, He­len Grant, John Ack­er­man, Bethan God­den, Meg West, Susie Wel­land and Stephen Day

CHAL­LENGE: Josh El­liott

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