Harry becomes little helper hero

Fred Tomlinson, 63, has ran 20 marathons ina Bungle costume, to raise money for the Rainbow Trust. He is pictured with his fundraising team l-r Beverley Radford, co-owner of The Jewellery Box, Doncaster Market, Harry Adams, eight, and his great-grandmother Joan Chrimes, 79, of Rossington.  Picture: Liz Mockler D2883LM
Fred Tomlinson, 63, has ran 20 marathons ina Bungle costume, to raise money for the Rainbow Trust. He is pictured with his fundraising team l-r Beverley Radford, co-owner of The Jewellery Box, Doncaster Market, Harry Adams, eight, and his great-grandmother Joan Chrimes, 79, of Rossington. Picture: Liz Mockler D2883LM

AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD boy stepped up to help raise money for a man running his 20th London Marathon.

When Harry Adams, of Rossington, heard about the epic running efforts of Fred Tomlinson, of Hatfield, he offered 70 pence from his pocket money.

Then he set about collecting money one afternoon in Doncaster Market and raised an impressive £80 to bring the total raised from shoppers and stallholders to £600.

Jewellery Box stallholder Beverley Radford said: “I had a collection box and sponsor forms on the market for Fred. When I was counting up the money, I was £80 short of £600 and Harry - whose great-grandmother Joan Chrimes volunteers on my stall - decided to help out. He was unbelievable.”

Fred, 63, was inspired to run to raise money for charity, Rainbow Trust, dressed as kids TV character Bungle, after his daughter Claire died of cancer aged 14.