Jasper, 7, will run to help the victims of Nepal quake

Jasper Austin (7) will run to the end of Hubbards Hills and back to raise money for victims of the recent Nepal earthquake. EMN-150705-160211001
Jasper Austin (7) will run to the end of Hubbards Hills and back to raise money for victims of the recent Nepal earthquake. EMN-150705-160211001

Seven-year-old Jasper Austin from Walmsgate, near Burwell, has organised a challenging fundraising run to help raise money for those affected by the recent Nepal earthquake.

Jasper has decided to run the full length of Hubbards Hill, from the cafe to the Halfpenny Lane car park, and back again 
on Sunday May 17.

The youngster has already raised more than £450, having exceeded his original £150 target within just one day.

Jasper said: “My mum said it would be really good to help people after the earthquake.

“I absolutely love running but I always run really fast and use all my energy up so I will probably have to jog.”

Jasper will be running alongside his stepfather, James, and he wil be supported by his mum and his baby brother.

His mum, Esther, told the Leader: “I feel really proud of Jasper. We were looking at the news articles about the earthquake and Jasper just said he’d love to do this.

“Thank you to all who have donated, it’s really wonderful.

• Visit www.justgiving.
com/jasper-austin1 to donate.