An athletic youngster has raised over £1,000 for Ellesmere Primary School.

Eight-year-old Millie Humphreys, of Tetchill, ran one-and-a-half miles around the Mere in a bid to raise funds to go towards resources for classes three and four.

Despite the poor weather she completed the challenge in 17 minutes and was presented with a medal and a governors’ pin by headteacher Andrew Everett on the finish line.

Speaking to the Advertizer a few days later, Millie thanked everyone for their support.

Millie continued: “It was good.

“I was really happy to raise so much money for the school. My classmates are really excited.”

Millie was well supported with donations from friends and family, as well as businesses in Ellesmere and Tetchill, including ABP and Lakeside Coaches.

It’s not the first time Millie has run for charity after she raised £350 for Red Nose Day two years ago.

Her efforts this time round follow on from those of Ellesmere Primary School teacher Abi Schwarz who conquered two half marathons to raise funds that will go towards new musical instruments for the school.