A KIND-hearted eleven-year-old recently completed his very own sponsored run to raise money for UNICEF.
Jo-Vin Yap ran 5.4 miles in just over an hour. He was joined in his endeavour by his cousin Alson and the pair have collected more than £130 for families in Africa.
A former pupil of Monkspath Junior and Infant School, Jo-Vin started out from his Shirley home and ran to the town centre.
“After the run I was extremely tired and breathless,” he said.
“From this experience, I started to appreciate the value of water because the African children have to run miles to just get a few litres of clean water.
“I hope the funds that I have raised will help African families to have access to clean water closer to their homes.”
Jo-Vin will be starting at King Edwards VI Five Ways in September and was inspired to complete the run after receiving an induction booklet.
Inside were a number of suggested challenges and the one which really interested the youngster was fund raising.
More information about UNICEF’s work is available at www.unicef.org/wash.
UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund or originally the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund) is an agency devoted to the welfare of children and cooperates with the World Health Organization in immunization programs.