KEIGHLEY MP Robbie Moore is clocking-up the miles to raise money for charity.

He used the Captain Tom 100 challenge at the end of April to launch a running initiative in aid of three causes.

And he is now more than halfway through his energy-sapping stint.

Mr Moore pledged to run 100 kilometres over ten weeks.

He has set-up an online fundraising page, at, with a target of raising £2,000.

The money is being split between Oxenhope Sue Ryder hospice Manorlands, which provides care and support for people living with terminal illnesses and neurological conditions; Airedale and Wharfedale Autism Resource (AWARE) – a parent-run group supporting families with children and young adults on the autistic spectrum – and Friends of Airedale, a group of volunteers dedicated to helping Airedale Hospital through the likes of funding staff costs of the voluntary services department, running patient transport services and organising Clothes for Dignity.

Mr Moore said: “It is a pleasure to raise money for these three excellent charities.

“Manorlands is in everybody’s hearts locally. Many families up and down the Keighley and Ilkley constituency have been supported by the hospice and its excellent team, led by Lizzie Procter.

“It was great to meet Margaret Nash and the team at AWARE last year. They provide invaluable support to families with autistic children. It is wonderful that a service like this is available to parents in our area and long may it continue to provide that support.

“And during Volunteers Week I visited John Lofthouse, Eileen Proud and the team at Friends of Airedale Hospital to find out more about what they do and how they count on the generosity of volunteers to carry out their fundraising work and provide their vital services to the hospital, its staff and patients.”

The Captain Tom 100 challenge was staged on April 30 in tribute to the late Captain Sir Tom Moore, who would have had his 101st birthday that day.

As part of the initiative, people were encouraged to take on something centred around the number 100 and raise money for charity.

Keighley-born Captain Sir Tom raised over £32m for NHS charities by walking 100 laps of his garden.