A SCHOOLGIRL who was inspired by Sir Tom Moore has been running 5K everyday throughout May for a charity that does so much for her local community.

Dedicated Emily Nicol, 10, has covered more than 220K of her local area in Garthamlock to raise more than £2000 for F.A.R.E (Family Action in Rogerfield and Easterhouse). The charity is well-known in the area for supporting young people.

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Her fundraising feat echoes the effort of the former British Army officer who raised over £1.5 million for the NHS Charities Together by walking laps in his garden in the run-up to his 100th birthday.

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Proud grandmother Margaret Finn said: "Sir Tom Moore gave her a wee bit of inspiration. She has been really enjoying it.

"She has a smile that would light up a room and she does it no problem."

She added: "She is such a good girl. She has a wee heart of gold.

"We are so proud of her, she has done amazing.

"We thank everyone for their donations, it has been amazing."

Sunnyside Primary School pupil Emily has been doing the runs with her dad Tony and is supported by mum Donna and brother Elliot, 5.

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After each run, she marked the day of the challenge with chalk on a path outside her home. She finished her fundraising feat on Sunday and celebrated with her family.

Mum Donna said: "I am totally overwhelmed. I can't believe the motivation she has had to do this every single day.

"She is only 10. To go out and run 5K everyday is a big thing, it is tough.

"She has never moaned about doing the challenge and come home with a big smile everyday."

She added: "She has made me so proud."

You can donate to Emily's cause here 

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