62-mile lockdown run raises £762 for charity - more than seven times his original target

An Ely boy who is running 62 miles for charity during lockdown 2.0 has raised more than seven times his fundraising target.

Since launching his 100km for £100 lockdown run for Mind, Caiden Smith has raised £762 for the mental health charity Mind.

The 12-year-old, who is a member of the Ely 2nd Scouts, had already reached £600 in the first week and has run the equivalent of a marathon already.

His mum, Angii, said: “Anyone who knows Caiden knows he is a forward in rugby so running is well out of his comfort zone.

“Please support him and this great charity.”

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His dad, Steve Smith, added: “He’s doing an amazing job and we’re so proud of him.”

He added that Caiden will be interviewed on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire tomorrow (Wednesday) morning.

To donate visit Caiden’s fundraising page.