A WALLASEY man is hoping to help children with serious illnesses by running races all over the world.
Stevie Blakemore has taken part in four different races in the space of six months visiting four different countries.
He has chosen to support the charity Children With Cancer during his efforts.
He started running last year as a way to exercise and he realised he could use his enjoyment of the sport for a good cause.
By doing races in France, Australia, the Netherlands and at home he has helped to raise £5,000 for charity so far.
He has organised band night events as well as taking part in the Paris marathon in April before completing ones in Sydney, Liverpool and Amsterdam in September and October.
Stevie claims that while it has been a challenge travelling the world has made it a worthwhile experience.
He said: “The Liverpool one has improved a lot from last year, the course is now more enjoyable especially through Sefton Park.
“Sydney was the best though. A great country and I managed to get my best time there too.”
Stevie’s mum has battled against the illness in the past year and he admits it influenced and encouraged him.
He said: “On some level it’s definitely made me want to do something to help those with cancer and that’s why I’ve chosen the charity, they do a lot of great work.”
Children With Cancer aims to help fight against childhood cancer by determining the causes, finding cures and providing care.
Donations are still being received through Stevie’s page on the Just Giving website which can be found by searching ‘StevieB – Combined Marathons’.
Plans are already being put in place for next year including the London marathon.