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Nine-year-old set to take on run of his life for HULA

A very generous boy from Olney is set to take on the challenge of his life to raise money for HULA Animal Rescue.

Self-confessed animal lover, Josh Bannister will run his first competitive event on June 16.

The three kilometre long colour run is being hosted by Akeley Wood School in Buckingham, and Josh hopes he can fundraise enough to make a difference for the animals at HULA.

Josh’s mum, Stacey Purdy said: “Josh is a bit nervous about the event, he’s started training and going out running because he really wants to do well for the charity.

“We are a family of animal lovers. We have chickens, ducks, dogs, rabbit and fish.

“We also take in injured animals and help them. It’s mostly birds but sometimes we look after the odd hedgehog.

“I’m so proud of him, he’s raised an amazing £240 so far!”

Alex Spurgeon, Supporter Relationship Manager at NAWT added: “We’re so proud of Josh, it’s a very thoughtful thing to do and the money he is raising will make such a big difference to the animals in our care.”

To donate to Josh’s JustGiving appeal ahead of the 3K colour run, please click here.


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