This eight-year-old is running 2k for her poorly cousin

Holly Worden is the eight-year-old from Preston who has decided to compete in a 2.2k race for her young cousin, Ruby.

On Sunday (12 March) Holly will be doing the sponsored run to raise money for the Young Epilepsy Charity as Ruby was diagnosed with the condition at 8 months old.

The run will take place at Abbey Village from 12.30pm.

Holly wanted to help raise money for Ruby in the sponsored raise after Ruby’s mum started fundraising for the Young Epilepsy Charity and Holly wanted to help out.

Kelly Worden, Holly’s mum, said: “Holly enjoys running and she has done two previous races in the past year so this was an ideal thing for her to do.

“Her race takes place on 12 March at 12.20 and it’s a 2.2k trail race.”

Holly Worden 8 yrs old

Since her diagnosis Ruby has undergone many hospital stays, ambulance trips, two anti-epilepsy medicines twice a day, and rescue medication.

Tania Worden, Ruby’s Mum, said: “I want to raise some very much needed funds for Young Epilepsy so they can continue to support families going through just what we went through, because I know our journey may not have been so rough had we known about the charity sooner!”

So far Holly has raised £210 on her GoFundMe page and £90 in offline donations.

You can donate to Holly’s Campaign via the online website.

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Fitzgerald wins at the Guild Hall

Preston boxer Scott Fitzgerald made a triumphant debut at the Guild Hall on Saturday night.

The reigning Commonweath Games champion was far too strong for his Russian opponent Andrej Cepur.

The 25-year-old claimed victory via a fourth-round stoppage in front of raucous home crowd.

It was the first time Fitzgerald had fought in his home town as a professional and he certainly put on a show for an expectant crowd.

The Jennings Gym ace dominated the fight from start to finish as Cepur came under attack from a barrage of shots.

Scott Fitzgerald hands out some punishment to Andrej Cepur

The 30-year-old, who lives in Lithuania, was unable to muster any sort of attack himself as Fitzgerald dominated the centre of the ring.

In the end, the referee brought an end to proceedings in the fourth.

Fitzgerald improved his overall record to six pro wins out of six, with four stoppages.

He also picked up his first belt in the paid ranks – the International Classic Challenge title.

“I kept thinking he was going to go down,” Fitzgerald said.

“I hit him with a few body shots and got him with a few head shots.

“I head him moan and wince a few times, but all credit to him, it was hard to find the gaps.

“It’s nice to get a little title at the Guild Hall, quite a few people came down to watch.”

Meanwhile, fellow Preston fighter Ben Swarbrick had to settle for a draw with Craig Derbyshire after the pair shared the four rounds of their bantamweight contest.

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