A five-year-old is on a mission to run nine individual 5k's to raise money for the NHS.

Freya Mae Shears decided to do a sponsored run after asking her parents if she could go running with them.

Freya's mother, Francesca Shears was surprised by how much her daughter loved running and asked Freya if she would like to do it for charity.

The five-year-old has already completed three of her 5k runs and says they are 'hard and easy at the same time.'

The little star has received support from her school friends at Westbourne Primary School, who have been cheering her on from their doorsteps as she passes them on her route.

Speaking to Sutton Guardian, Freya Shears said: "I did my first 5k run with my parents during lockdown.

"It was hard but I did it for the NHS, It makes me feel proud.

"The challenge is going good so far, I did it because it is fun to do as well.

"It is amazing that I have had so many donations.

"I plan to run, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday for 3 weeks.

"Please donate a few pounds to support me on this huge challenge as I am only five-years-old."

Donations reached a whopping £860 at the time of publishing.

To help Freya raise money for NHS Charities Together, visit at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/francesca-shears2?utm_id=124