A brave school pupil has landed this week’s Charity Champion title after deciding to Move It for Birmingham Children’s Hospital Charity.

 11-year old Kieran Large, who is currently a patient at Birmingham Children’s Hospital,  is taking on the charity’s summer fundraiser - Move It - to say thank you for the care  he receives.

 Kieran has been a patient at the Children’s Hospital since he was just three-months old.  He suffers from a rare metabolic disease as well as a duplex kidney, hypermobility,  ADHD and autism all of which makes exercise a huge challenge for him.

 Despite his conditions, Kieran has decided to Move It this year by running 50 miles in  just 12 months. Since starting in January he has ran 12 mines and raised almost £350  already.  

 Kieran said: “The hospital is like my second home and the staff in the XX department  are like my family. They are always so positive and supportive especially when I’m  scared and anxious about my operations.

 “I’m really pleased to be able to give something back through fundraising and I hope  the money I have raised will go on to help the department and other children like me.”

 Throughout his challenge so far, Kieran has received good luck tweets from Gary Barlow  and Alan the Autistic gardener.

Miranda Williams, Public Fundraising Manager at Birmingham Women’s and Children’s Hospital Charity, said:  “We’re so thankful to Kieran for choosing to raise money for our charity and help make a big difference by joining our new fundraiser –Move It! The challenge of running 50 miles in just one year is incredible and we wish him a huge good luck!

“Our hospital treats over 90,000 children and young people from across the country every year, and the money Kieran has raised will make a huge difference to our patients and families on the XX department where Kieran is treated.”