A MANAGER of a sports company is running100 miles to raise £1000 for an Oxfordshire charity.

Managing director of EliteYouthSports.co.uk, Gareth Tucker, is on a mission to fundraise for local charities heavily hit by the coronavirus.

Mr Tucker decided to help raise £1000 for Didcot-based charity Play2Give, which fundraises throughout the year for Oxford Children’s Hospital.

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He started running last week on Thursday, October 1, and hopes to complete the 100 miles by the end of the month.

He is running from Aureus School in Didcot, to Fitzharrys School in Abingdon - where Elite Youth Sports will be holding its half term holiday camps.

Oxford Children’s Hospital holds a special place in Mr Tucker’s heart. During the early weeks of his son Jenson’s life, it helped support him and his family whilst Jenson recovered from Sepsis - a life threatening condition caused by the body’s response to infection.