Whissendine school pupil Luc runs five miles for charity

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A young boy ran five miles on Sunday in aid of a charity close to his family’s hearts.

Nine-year-old Luc Richardson, a pupil at Whissendine Primary School, took it upon himself to do the challenge in aid of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome Support UK.

The charity held an awareness month in May as the condition is rare and little is known about it. There is currently no cure.

The syndrome is a group of inherited disorders that affect the connective tissues and cause sufferers to have loose joints, which are prone to dislocating, as well as sprains and bruising more easily.

Luc’s older sister Kitty, 14, suffers from the condition.

Luc started his run in Hambleton and finished at the Rutland County Show to applause from visitors.

His mum Abigail said Luc had shown great determination running, spurred on by a training plan from his dad.

She said Kitty deals with her condition “very well” despite the fact it flares up with no warning. She described the condition as “pretty awful” and said her children were “either fighting or cuddling” and very close.

Luc’s incredible efforts have raised more than £500 and Kitty has put together a nine-track CD to raise further funds. It is called Two Minds and is available to buy on iTunes and Amazon.

To sponsor Luc visit www.justgiving.com/Luc-Richardson.