Big-hearted Ruby Hodlin will be taking her teddy bear to Pontefract Park next month after asking her mum if she could raise money for her friend who has cerebral palsy.
Ruby, six, of Front Street, Glass Houghton, asked her mum Victoria if she could raise money for five-year-old Castleford boy Cameron Harper, after her dad John, 36, took part in the Leeds half-marathon with a friend, to jointly raise about £1,000 for the youngster.
Victoria, 36, said: “John decided he wanted to do the half-marathon and Ruby said she wanted to help and offered to give up her pocket money.
“I said why don’t we do a charity event, and we decided on the walk. I thought it would be her and a couple of friends, but it’s just escalated.
“I’m so proud of her for wanting to do something, and she’s really excited about it.”
The event takes place at Pontefract Park on Sunday June 9 at noon. As well as the walk, which will be attended by Castleford Tigers players James Clare and Charlie Martin, there will be a picnic and bouncy castles, donated by Tarn Bouncy Castles.
Anyone who would like to take part, or who would like to offer support should contact Victoria on 07765 323237.