26th Jan, 2021

Riley's walk raises more than £3,200 for Libby Mae's Little Angels in memory of his sister and 'Uncle Vish'

TENACIOUS Riley Sharratt has raised £3,725 for Libby Mae’s Little Angels by completing a sponsored walk in memory of his sister.

The five-year-old completed 26 laps around his cul-de-sac on Sunday – the day which would have been Libby Mae’s seventh birthday.

It was part of the 2.6 Challenge where participants thought up tasks featuring the numbers 2, 6 or 26 to recoup some of the revenue lost through the cancellation of the London Marathon.

His mum Charlotte, who founded the charity with husband Richard after losing Libby Mae, said: “Our little man has done us so proud and has raised an amazing amount.

“He wanted to do 26 laps because his sister’s birthday is on April 26.”

One of Riley’s largest contributions came from SLE Ltd – a company providing ventilators to neonatal units – which donated in memory of consultant neonatologist and the charity’s ambassador Dr Vish Rasiah.

Dr Vish lost his battle with Coronavirus last week.

Riley added: “I did my walk for all of the poorly babies and my sister, but I also did it for Uncle Vish too.”

He started his walk at 11am and was cheered on by family, friends and neighbours, all adhering to social distancing regulations.

He was even presented with a medal by one neighbour when he had completed his walk.

Donations are still being taken, click here for the donation page.

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