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Schoolboy raises £810 in memory of his aunt

When six-year-old William Shotter took part in a 2k race at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park he was running for fun, love and charity. 
William Shotter

William completed the Great Newham London Family Run at Stratford on Sunday (July 17) and raised an incredible £810.     

"It was William's idea to run for the hospice after receiving his race number," said his mum Victoria, who ran alongside William and his friends from St Mary's Church of England Primary School in Shenfield.     William Shotter

"He wanted to raise as much money as he could in memory of his Auntie (Elizabeth Wenborn) who was cared for by the hospice before she sadly died last year.    

"He absolutely loved it and was really proud of himself."      

And it seems William, from Shenfield, has been inspired to get his running shoes on by his dad Grant, who ran the Brighton Half Marathon for the hospice earlier this year and family friend Phu Ly who has completed two London Marathons in memory of Elizabeth. 

William Shotter at the Olympic Stadium