A nine-year-old boy whose mum has MS has run 75 miles in June to raise more than £1,000 for the Multiple Sclerosis Trust in Letchworth.

This is the second year running that Huxley has taken part in the Miles for MS challenge for the trust, which sees people setting their own target for a personal challenge - racking up miles by wheeling, walking, swimming or running throughout June.

Huxley said: "I've done it! I finished the challenge and managed to do 77 miles in a month, which averages about 2.5 miles a day.

"My mum has MS, so I wanted to support everyone else who has MS."


Huxley's mum, Helena Jidborg Alexander, said: "I started running about 10 years into my diagnosis, finding it helps with some of my symptoms, such as fatigue.

"I started doing parkruns in 2018 and my son started doing them with me in 2021.

"During his challenge, he ran his 75th parkrun, ran the first ever Norton Common junior parkrun, and managed to get the first child to finish a 10k at the Rainbow Run in Stevenage.

"He loves running and has made me run faster too. He is becoming my little running coach!"

You can still donate to Huxley's fundraising page at justgiving.com/fundraising/huxleysmiles.

Last year, Huxley raised more £800 running 67 miles.