A DETERMINED 12-year-old boy was put through his paces in September, running 70km in memory of his little brother.

Reece Inker took it upon himself to sign up for a month-long challenge to complete 50km over the month through a virtual run app.

In what began as an £100 fundraising target, the Testbourne Community School pupil has now exceeded £1,500, all in aid of Children with Cancer UK.

In 2010, Reece’s brother Aiden died aged one after battling leukaemia.

Mum Karen said: “I was so proud when he said he would do it. He’s never really run before and he hasn’t stopped, he’s not even faltered.

“Reece is hoping that by completing this challenge he is raising awareness of childhood cancer, so that in the future no children will have to go through what his brother Aiden endured.

“He wants more children to ring their end of treatment bell, something Aiden unfortunately didn’t have the chance to do.”

Reece had been counting up the distance through doing park runs, the couch to 5K challenge and more throughout the month to help achieve his goal.

Reece’s father Zeb also set the youngster a further target of 70km which saw him rewarded with a meal at Wagamama.

Children with Cancer UK raises money for research to help children with cancer and keep families together.

Karen added: “We have just been amazed by everyone’s generosity, people we don’t even know.”

To donate go to mrmenlittlemiss-virtualrun-september2018.everydayhero.com/uk/reece.