KING’S Ely Junior pupil, Ned, is putting his best foot forward to raise money for a charity close to his heart.

Ned, who is in Year 6, has set himself the challenge of walking 70 kilometres in memory of his grandfather, Pete, and to raise as much money as he can for the Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Ned’s mission is to complete the distance by April 24th, which would have been Pete’s 70th birthday. He set himself a fundraising target of £700 but he has already smashed that thanks to generous donations from family and friends, and is up to over £1,300 already.

Ned said: “Grandad Pete died in 2009, having lived with Motor Neurone Disease since 2002. I did not know him as I was born in 2010. I am fundraising for the Motor Neurone Disease Association because it is a charity that means a lot to me and my family.

“Every penny I raise will make a difference to people with MND and their families. It will fund vital research to help them find a cure, and help support people living with MND now.”

To support Ned’s cause, go to:

Well done Ned – we are all rooting for you!

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