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Solihull teen takes on Great Birmingham Run

Sarah Mason 4th May, 2022

A SOLIHULL teenager put on his running shoes and took on the Great Birmingham Run.

Orrin Sampson lined up alongside thousands of others on Sunday at the starting line of the 10k race around the city.

The 15-year-old was running in aid of Birmingham Children’s Hospital – a cause close to his heart after he was treated by the dedicated staff after he suffered a concussion while playing rugby.

It is also where many of his friends have been treated and he wanted to raise awareness of the good work that goes on there.

The Solihull School pupil initially set out to raise £250 and so far he has raised a massive £710.

Proud dad Neville said: “The run is a part of our local community, hence his choice.

“As a teenager I think he is becoming more aware of his social responsibilities and developed a passion for assisting others.

“He also has a passion for athletics and set himself a personal challenge to complete 10ks in circumstances where he had to use the NHS services.”

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