A MAN has run an incredible 100 miles non stop for the hospice that supports his niece.

Guy Baber ran the 8th annual South Downs Way 100 mile race in a time of 24 hours, 11 minutes.

He started at 6am on Saturday, June 8, running through the day and night, and finishing at 6.11am on Sunday, raising £1,375 (including Gift Aid) for Acorns Children’s Hospice, and Highreach Holidays.

Mr Baber's niece, Amalie, became very ill when she was just two-years-old and suffered from brain damage, leaving her disabled and needing 24 hour care and support.

The Acorn Children’s Hospice, which has its headquarters in Wythall, continues to support Amalie, her family, and other families like them.

Mr Baber said: “I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who has sponsored me. I know how much Acorns supports my niece, her family and other families like them."

He was also raising cash for Highreach Holidays, a small volunteer-run organisation that provides an annual week-long residential holiday for children like Amalie and young adults, aged 8 -16 years old, with a range of learning difficulties.

"Meeting everyone attending Highreach Holidays was a privilege, and it was obvious how much it meant to all the children and their families," added Guy.

"So raising this money is my way of saying thank you to these charities and helping them, in a small way, continue their amazing work.”