A TEN-year-old girl inspired by Keighley's Captain Tom Moore has taken on a marathon challenge.

Amy Wagstaff is running a mile a day for 26 days to raise funds for Oxenhope Sue Ryder hospice Manorlands.

Her parents, both key workers at Airedale Hospital, are taking it in turns around their shifts to accompany Amy on the runs from her Glusburn home.

The Glusburn Community Primary School pupil – who is continuing to attend classes during the pandemic – began her challenge on April 21, and is due to finish on May 16.

An online fundraising page has been set-up at justgiving.com/fundraising/Anthea-Wagstaff and Amy has smashed through her £200 target. The total currently stands at over £700.

"Amy was concerned that Manorlands would lose a huge amount of much-needed money this year because so many events have been cancelled owing to the Covid-19 outbreak and she wanted to do something to help," said mum Anthea.

"Inspired by Captain Tom, she came-up with the idea of running a marathon by covering a mile a day for 26 days.

"She is finding it tough, but when it gets hard she thinks about all the people needing her support at Manorlands and the fact many are in far more pain and distress than her on her daily run. Amy really is an inspirational young lady."

Keighley-born Captain Moore set out to walk 100 laps of his garden by his 100th birthday, and raised over £32m for NHS charities.