An 11-year-old Leicester City supporter has set himself a mammoth challenge in memory of late club chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha.
Kian Deacy is planning to run 60 miles in as many days to raise money for the newly renamed Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Foundation.
In training: Kian Deacy out running with his dad Liam.
The youngster, who starts his challenge on Sunday, has supported the club since he was four years old and has held a season ticket since Leicester’s Championship winning season in 2013-14.
The money Kian raises for his upcoming challenge will be donated to the Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha Foundation, formerly the Foxes Foundation, which was recently renamed in honour of the club’s late chairman, who died when a helicopter carrying him and four others crashed outside the King Power Stadium on October 27.
Proud moment: Kian Deacy with Foxes forward Demarai Gray.
Kian has thought up the challenge himself and will be accompanied by proud dad Liam as he racks up the miles.
“After seeing what people were doing to support the chairman, I wanted to help,” said Kian.
“Vichai has done lots for Leicester, the hospital where my mum works and different things like the money he gave to the Text Ellis fund.
“I thought it might be nice to raise some money for the charity and when Jamie Vardy was auctioning his box, I said I could run and raise some money. So I am going to run 60 miles in 60 days with my dad.
“I’m starting on Sunday with one mile and then I’ll do two or three miles sometimes so I don’t have to run every day.”
This will not be the first challenge that Kian has completed for charity, as the youngster has raised over £1,600 for the Foxes Foundation for the Dorothy Goodman Special Needs School.
“Kian has been extremely lucky as a City fan,” said his dad, Liam.
“He’s witnessed the Championship win, the ‘Greatest Escape’, the Premier League victory and even walked out with the team at the King Power Stadium before the Champions League quarter final against Atlético Madrid.
“All of this is possible because of Vichai and his investment into the club, the city and the community.
“Me and his mum are so proud of how thoughtful he is being and that he wants to help raise some money for others.”
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