Huge thanks to Elliott who has raised £2400 for Ringwood Foodbank

17th May 2020

Huge thanks to Elliott who has raised £2400 for Ringwood Foodbank by running 11k to his Rugby club in 1 hour 3 mins.


Eight-year-old Elliott Murphy decided to run, not around Europe, but the whole 11K to his rugby club.

Inspired by his rugby hero Elliott Daly’s fitness, he wanted to stay fit and was missing his rugby. His dad Ed, minis coach and chairman at Fordingbridge rugby club, agreed that Elliott could take on the challenge of running to the club and raise funds for the Ringwood Foodbank

Followed by dad and his six-year-old brother Owen on his bike, Elliott set a brisk pace. Locals in the New Forest turned out to cheer him on as he made the distance in one hour and three minutes, sprinting the last lap across the pitches to the clubhouse.

He still had the energy to throw a rugby ball about with his brother before heading home and watching the fundraising total reach £2400.

The money will go to Ringwood Foodbank where Fordingbridge minis have sent food donations in the past, 350 kilos being collected for Christmas parcels on one Sunday training session.

Many thanks to England Rugby who published the above on their website as part of “Young and Old Show Team Spirit” we have updated some of the details.

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