Teenagers on the run for charities

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A Driffield School pupil who lost his mum to cancer two years ago has raised more than £500 to help fight the disease.

Thomas Thompson, 15, raised the cash by running the 5K race at Roundhay Park, Leeds, in which he finished 6th out of more than 200.

His father Aubrey said: “I’m so proud of him. He has done this all by himself, emailing local businesses to ask for sponsorship and everything. Since losing his mum he is determined to raise money for cancer charities.”

Quite by coincidence, Tom bumped into two other Driffield teenagers who were also running in aid of charities.

Meg Stephenson, 16, was raising money for stroke victims while Tom King, 15, was helping the multiple sclerosis charity.

Aubrey added: “Not only was this was a great achievement for young Driffield people but it also highlights the causes for which they have raised so much money.”

To donate to Thomas’s cause, which is the Children with Cancer UK charity, go to his just giving page at www.justgiving.com/tomsfundraising.

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