Youngster set for Penarth charity run in aid of Ty Hafan

RUNNER: Georgia Williams is set to run two miles in aid of Hafan Hikers

CHARITY CHALLENGE: Hafan Hikers are set to climb Kilimanjaro in October

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A PENARTH youngster is set to follow in the footsteps of her mum by taking part in a charity challenge this weekend.

11-year-old Georgia Williams is set to run two miles, from her house on Lavernock Road to Penarth town centre and back, on Saturday, August 9.

Her mum is also part of the three-strong Hafan Hikers team that are set to climb Kilimanjaro in aid of Ty Hafan in October this year.

Hafan Hikers, which is made up Kate Williams, Kate Walker and Eve Walker, also have a number of other fundraisers in the pipeline as they bid to raise more than £10,000 for the children's hospice.

As well as team members running the Cardiff Half Marathon they are also holding a gala evening in September that has already sold out.

Former Albert Primary pupil Georgia, who is set to start her studies at Stanwell School next month, will be joined by her father Huw Williams during the fundraising run.

After Georgia gets to Penarth’s town clock, at approximately 12pm, her mum Kate Williams will be joined by the Hafan Hikers team to collect sponsorship and donations around the high street.

Mum Kate Williams said she was “very proud” of her daughter coming up with the idea of a fundraising run by herself.

“Georgia took it upon herself to do the run and she has already raised more than £120,” she said.

“It’s quite a big feat for an 11-year-old.

“I’m extremely proud of her doing it off her own back.”

Georgia can be sponsored at https://www.justgiving.com/hafanhikers/

For more information about Hafan Hikers go to https://www.facebook.com/hafanhikers

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