A rip-roaring Barnoldswick runner has channeled his pavement-pounding efforts to cover 100km over the summer holidays to raise money for new school football kits.
Having noticed that his St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School’s football shirt was looking a tad dated, nine-year-old Logan McCredie dedicated himself to raising the funds to kit out himself and his teammates in a new design.
Setting himself a 100km challenge, the Year 5 pupil covered the mammoth distance over the course of 35-40 runs, with the Barnoldswick Fellrunners member incorporating the kilometers from his training and from races he entered to double his usual running schedule and raise £833.
“It’s been inspirational,” said Georgina, Logan’s mother. “As a parent, I don’t think you can be more proud than when [your children] want to do something for someone else. He was so determined.
“His attitude towards it has been fantastic, really mature,” Georgina added. “He loves running, it’s not just a hobby, it’s a passion. He talks about wanting to go the the Olympics!”
With the idea for raising some cash to update the school’s football kit coming to Logan towards the end of last season, he originally aimed to raise £125, but surpassed that target on his first day of fundraising.
“Logan loves running and has completed the challenge with true dedication,” said Natalie Wood, Head Teacher at St Joseph’s. “We [were] delighted he decided to put the money towards a new football kit[and] are very grateful.”
With the school donating the old kit to charity, St Joseph’s also gave Logan the honour of choosing what the new school kit would be in recognition of his charitable efforts.
“The school said they wanted Logan to choose the football kit, which was lovely,” said Georgina. He feels really proud. He’s only got two more years at the school, but that kit will be his forever.”