Army dash helps Aidan

Aiden Hughes receives a cheque for �1,000 from Ryan Hardy.

Aiden Hughes receives a cheque for �1,000 from Ryan Hardy.

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A SOLDIER has helped a kickboxer to compete for his country after hearing about his plight in the Free Press.

Lance Corporal Ryan Hardy, from the 241 Signal Squadron ran a half marathon from Camp Bastion in Afghanistan on New Year’s Day, with friends clubbing together to raise £800 for a cause of his choice.

He chose to help 11-year-old Aidan Hughes who needs to raise £2,000 to compete for Great Britain at the World Finals in Canada. The Coronation Club in Armthorpe rounded up the amount to £1,000