Darcy runs 28 miles for the Teenage Cancer Trust

28th May

Roger Dalton and Darcy Pring

Roger Dalton and Darcy Pring

Ten-year-old runner Darcy Pring from Heathfield has completed the challenge of completing 28 miles over 28 days in May for the Teenage Cancer Trust. She has raised £624.89 so far with her running efforts.

Darcy has started the challenge by running to different locations at various events to help raise awareness for the Teenage Cancer Trust. Her efforst led to a meeting with rock legend from The Who and Patron of the charity Roger Daltrey who is very passionate about the charity and its amazing work.

Roger Daltrey said: “I met up with Darcy while she was planning her route for the ‘More than a Marathon’ run for Teenage Cancer Trust of which I am proud to be Patron. It’s so good to know that youngsters of Darcy’s age are aware of the wonderful work the charity does within the NHS. This is one area of cancer care that I’m proud to say we lead the world in.”

Darcy’s mum Victoria added:  “Darcy chose Teenage Cancer Trust as she wanted to do something to help other children. The challenge was found online by her aunty who then called us to say that this challenge included running and raising money for young people. It seemed to fit really well.

“Darcy has really taken the challenge on with maturity and dedication, running every night without question and even during the week when she was taking her SATS. We are very proud of her. “

Darcy goes to school at All Saints and St Richards in Old Heathfield. She started running when she was just eight years old and joined Lewes Athletics club in 2016.

Darcy has a fundraising page called More than a Marathon which blogs all different locations she has been taking the challenge. Teenage Cancer Trust is an amazing charity and by Darcy and other people doing these runs there will be greater awareness of this incredible charity.

Story written by Jessica Knight and Bethany Ivimy during their work experience week