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Young runner for Crisis

1503. Maurice Anderson

Maurice Anderson, aged 8, from Northumberland, has run 25 miles in a week to his school to fundraise for ‘Crisis’ while also handing out treat bags to the homeless over the pandemic.

Maurice Anderson

Maurice has long been active in helping local people who are homeless, previously making gift bags for rough sleepers at Christmas. Since the start of the coronavirus outbreak, he wanted to do more to support those who are homeless, setting up his fundraiser to encourage others to join him in helping the work of ‘Crisis’ charity in the local area.

In a personal letter to Maurice, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said:

“Every day I write to somebody to thank them for serving others by making them a Point of Light. Today that person is you.

“By donning your trainers for your daily runs, you have inspired people to donate to a superb cause.

“So I am delighted to name you the UK’s 1503rd Point of Light. On behalf of the country, thank you and congratulations!”

Maurice said:

“Wow, I’m gobsmacked, that can’t be true. Thank you though. I really enjoyed doing the run knowing that I was helping homeless people. My little brother Vincent was the best support cheering me at every bit.”

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