A brother and sister from Cheam have embarked on a mission to run over a mile everyday for 26 days.

Joshua Chidwick, 4, and Chloe Chidwick, 9, have raised hundreds in their 26-day run fundraiser in aid of St Raphael's Hospice.

Youngest Joshua came up with the idea after seeing Captain Tom 'make lots of pounds to help people.'

Originally, the siblings wanted to run around their garden 100 times, but their mother, Danielle Chidwick, encouraged them to do something even more challenging.

Your Local Guardian:

So far, the children have completed thirteen days of running for their fundraiser.

Speaking to Sutton Guardian, Joshua Chidwick and Chloe Chidwick, said: " Last week, we made birthday cards for Captain Tom at school.

"Mummy works at a hospital so we still get to go to school for two days a week.

"On our daily exercise and I said to Mummy, I want to be like Captain Tom and help people.

"Mummy was very surprised as we hadn’t been talking about it on our walk.

"We will run from our house, past our school, around the back of our school and back home and we are determined to do it every day whatever the weather.

"We would love to raise money to help people who are poorly and can’t get better.

Your Local Guardian:

"These special places do not have enough money to run as the coronavirus has cancelled lots of their fundraising events.

"If you can, please help us raise as many pounds as possible."

Donations reached £703 out of the targeted £1000 at the time of publishing.

To donate, visit at https://justgiving.com/fundraising/littlefeetmarathon