A Dons Local volunteer has successfully completed his 30k three-day run fundraiser in line with his 30th Birthday.

Usaama Kaweesa, 30, from Phipps Bridge, decided to run 10km a day during his daily exercise to raise money for Merton Giving.

The Mitcham resident ran every day at noon, around the same time he was born, on the days leading up to his birthday, on May 16.

The 30-year-old says he was over the moon when he exceeded his £1000 target.

He hopes the money from his fundraiser will be able to reach the boroughs most vulnerable.

Speaking to Wimbledon Guardian, Usaama Kaweesa, said: "I finally completed my 30k run for Merton Giving on Saturday, the day I turned the big 3 0.

"One of the highlights from my runs was dressing up as a cartoon King and having kids scream, there's the King, as I ran past.

"I believe that even in the most difficult circumstances, there is always something we can do to help each other.

"I'm so pleased that this belief has not only been reaffirmed but that the fundraiser has surpassed expectations.

"I initially thought it would be a challenge to reach the target, so I was over the moon when I found out we had smashed it.

"I would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who gave so generously towards it.

"Especially to strangers who came across it on social media and kindly donated what they could to the cause.

"It's this kindness and generosity towards the most vulnerable residents in our borough which makes Merton great."

Donations reached £1037 at the time of publishing.

To donate, visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/bdayrunformerton