A KIND-HEARTED schoolgirl who decided to run 300 miles to help children with cancer has completed her daunting challenge.

As the Journal reported last September, Dixie Yates from Leigh, decided to take on a huge challenge to run 300 miles for Children With Cancer UK during lockdown, after being inspired by their TV appeal.

Dad Tom said she got the idea after she an appeal for Children With Cancer and decided she wanted to do something to raise money for them.

Dixie, who beat the target of doing the challenge by her ninth birthday on February 8, has gone out almost every day to run, despite having no experience previously.

This led to the Twelve Apostles RC Primary pupil being named the fundraiser of the month by Children With Cancer UK.

Dixie after her challenge was complete

Dixie after her challenge was complete

Dad Tom, 40, said: "Dixie has run through baking sunshine, wind, rain and snow but we can finally say challenge complete!

"A 300 mile run in total a week earlier than her birthday target.

"She has worked her way up from one mile, needing a break halfway, to a furthest of 6.5 miles.

"We are all extremely proud of Dixie and would like to thank everyone who has donated.

"She has raised a huge amount of £2,230 so far for Children with Cancer UK."

Dixie, with dad Tom

Dixie, with dad Tom

Tom described her as "a kind little girl" for wanting to do the challenge to help out youngsters with cancer and her fundraising page will remain live until the end of the month.

"We will keep the link open and keep collecting until the end of February if anyone would like to donate to this amazing cause we would be very grateful," added Tom.

Children With Cancer is a national children’s charity dedicated to the fight against childhood cancer.

Their aim is to determine the causes, find cures and provide care for children with cancer.