King Kai receives signed shirt from Walker after raising over £1,000 for Young Minds
- Credit: Stacey Leatherby
A nine-year-old boy has received a shirt from his football hero after he helped to raise £1,100 for Young Minds after completing a 100-mile challenge.
Manchester City fan Kai Leatherby received a signed shirt from Kyle Walker to help raise money for his charity challenge.
Leatherby set himself a challenge of doing 100 km with a £100 fundraising target, before he eventually moved up to 100 miles.
And he smashed his goals as he passed £550 in the first two days.
He had set himself the challenge of either walking, running or cycling 100km in February to raise money for the children's mental health charity.
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He also got himself in the top 10 per cent of fundraisers for the charity in that month.
“I am so proud of him – he went far beyond his goal and was overjoyed to receive a signed shirt from one of his favourite players," mum Stacey Leatherby told the Good News Post website.
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“Mental health is such a massive issue across Britain and I’m so pleased to see Kai take up the cause in such an inspirational way at such a young age.”