TODDLER Connor Strachan is raising money for a cancer charity.
The little lad is taking part in the two-mile pushchair route at Blackmoorfoot Reservoir as part of the Examiner Charity Challenge.
Connor, who is 22 months old, is raising money for Macmillan Cancer Support along with his dad Jamie and mum Lindsey.
Jamie said: “He walks quite confidently and he’s just got to the stage where he’s starting to run so I can’t imagine him staying in his pushchair for long. I’m sure he’ll thoroughly enjoy it – and hopefully tire himself out!”
The family from Rothwell in Leeds are taking part in the Examiner Charity Challenge two-mile pushchair and wheelchair route on Sunday, May 17.
Macmillan fundraiser Charlotte Stern said “We rely on the support of people like the Strachan family to continue providing help to people affected by cancer.
“The Examiner Charity Challenge is a fantastic family event which just keeps getting bigger and better.”
To sponsor Connor visit www.justgiving.com/connorstrachan.
The Examiner Charity Challenge features routes for all ages and abilities, including the two-mile pushchair and wheelchair route at Blackmoorfoot Reservoir.
Walking, cycling and horse riding events take place from Meltham Sports and Community Centre at Mean Lane.
Walkers can choose between a four-mile and seven-mile route. The first ever four-mile Nordic walking route will involve walking with poles.
There will also be a special 20 kilometre walk to celebrate the event’s 20th anniversary.
Cyclists can choose between rides of seven, 17 and 24 miles and there will also be a 12-mile horse ride.
Although the deadline for entry has passed, people can still turn up on the day and do any of the events, except the horse ride and the 20 kilometre walk.
Organiser Bob Armitage said: “If you haven’t already booked a place then please come along and take part on the day. If anyone wants to do the Nordic walking, we’ll have some spare poles available.”
Entry on the day costs £10, with £5 returned at the end of the route. The money goes to cover the cost of running the challenge, with any extra going to charity.
Since the event began more than £500,000 has been raised for local and national charities. The 2008 event saw hundreds of people raise more than £37,000.
For more information on the event call Mr Armitage on 07802 900 653 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.