Schoolgirl’s five-mile walk brings in £500

INSPIRED Ellie-May Sheridan, nine, from Drayton
INSPIRED Ellie-May Sheridan, nine, from Drayton

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AN inspired nine-year-old has raised more than £500 for a boy with an inoperable brain tumour who she read about in The News.

Ellie-May Sheridan, who has needed a number of operations since birth, walked five miles with mum Katherine Reed to raise money.

The pair, from Drayton, also went to one of Havant & Waterlooville Football Club’s matches earlier this month to raise more money for four-year-old Jack Robinson.

Jack was recently diagnosed with a brain tumour.

Katherine said her daughter, who is a pupil at Court Lane Junior School in Cosham, decided she wanted to raise money for Jack as soon as she heard his story.

‘I am extremely proud of her,’ said Katherine.

‘We read Jack’s story in The News and then we saw lots of coverage on Facebook. Like everyone, we wanted to get involved.

‘It is just fantastic. I feel like I would definitely do this again to raise money. It was so nice of people to help us. I was a bit nervous asking people for money to sponsor her.

‘She was born with several conditions. The doctors have said she was born with a syndrome but they don’t know what it is.’