Thetford junior football team taking on 1,400 mile running challenge for St Nicholas Hospice Care

Thetford Bulldog Belles

Thetford Bulldog Belles - Credit: Archant

A junior football side is showing what team spirit can achieve by running 1,400 miles for a hospice.

Each of Thetford Bulldog Belles’ team of 12 to 14-year-olds is running 100 miles each between March and May 30 - the day of the FA Cup final.

The 14 team members will be clocking up 1,400 miles - the equivalent of running from Thetford to Seville.

Rick Horn, the Belles’ manager, said money raised would go to St Nicholas Hospice Care, based in Bury St Edmunds, as a number of the team had seen family go into the hospice.

“One of our girls lost her parents this year and another has a parent who is ill now so we thought it seemed a good cause to back,” he said.

“They were really keen to do it and they the know importance of what the hospice does.”

The team hope to raise £2,000 and have been invted to hand the money at the hospice once they have completed the challenge.