ALEXANDER Robinson is an average nine-year-old boy, who loves to play soccer and climb the occasional tree.
What sets him apart from other kids his age is the fact he doesn’t take his good health for granted.
In fact, when he heard how The Royal Children’s Hospital in Melbourne helps children who aren’t as lucky as he is, he wanted to do something for them.
Alex is taking part in The Age Run Melbourne, an event which not only encourages participants of all ages and abilities to get outside, get fit and have fun, but also allows you to support the charity of your choice.
The Hanwood Public School student hopes locals will get behind his efforts.
“This is my second time doing the run and my aunty Kym got me involved in it,” he said.
“I decided this year I wanted to run and raise money for this foundation because she spent a lot of time there when she was a baby and because it helps a lot of sick children.
“I want all the kids to get better and be able to do what I do.”
His mum Chris said she was delighted that her son was so keen to help such a worthwhile cause.
“He had a ball last year doing the run and this year he decided rather than just run for the sake of it, why not fundraise?” she said.
“He’s adamant he wants to do both the three kilometre run on the Saturday and the 5km run on Sunday. He has set himself a target to raise $1000, so far he’s only got $100 so he has a fair way to go.”
Last year he placed 25th in the under 15s and 334 overall out of around 5000 runners.
To sponsor Alex online go to http:runmelbourne.everydayhero.com.au/alexander_robinson.