A Catterick Garrison footballer has set herself the challenge of running 100km in May to raise money for her her club.
Millie Hollis, 14, who attends Risedale Sports and Community College, is the current captain of Richmond Town U14 girls team and aspires to play for a league club one day.
Millie’s club manager set the whole team a challenge to run 30km in May to raise funds for their club, which Millie completed in a week.
Millie’s family extended the challenge and set her a personal goal to run 100km in total.
Millie was inspired to take on the challenge as many of the England Women’s football team are currently taking part in a similar 100km challenge, raising funds and awareness for the Darby Rimmer MND Foundation.
England and Manchester City captain Steph Houghton is one of Millie’s heroes and her husband, ex-footballer Stephen Darby, has Motor Neurone Disease (MND).
By completing her 100km challenge Millie hopes to raise funds for her football club and awareness of MND just like her sporting idol Steph Houghton.
So far Millie has completed 40km.
Millie’s mum Carly said, “Millie is football mad and when she saw on social media that nearly the whole of the Engalnd Women’s squad were taking part in the 100km challenge she was inspired to get involved too.”
Mark Kirkbride, Millie’s form tutor at Risedale, added: “I am extremely proud of Millie’s commitment to complete the task and her thoughtfulness in doing it to highlight such an amazing charity. Everyone at Risedale is behind her to complete the 100km — keep going Millie!”
To sponsor Millie visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/richmond-town-fc-juniors-u14-girls
For details on the Darby Rimmer MND Foundation click https://darbyrimmermnd.co.uk/ [kofi]