Edgware nine-year-old completes charity race - despite fractured ankle

Rasia and her family at the race

Rasia and her family at the race

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A nine-year-old girl did not let her fractured ankle hold her back when she raised almost £1,000 in a charity walk.

Rasia Ruparelia, who lives in Edgware, took part in the 5km Electric Run in Wembley to support Breast Cancer Care.

Just weeks before the race, she fell and fractured her ankle but doctors at the Clementine Churchill Hospital loaned her a wheelchair for the day.

Her mother, Krishna Ruparelia, said: “At the time of the accident she was very upset and realised that she might not be able to take part in the run.

“We went to the Clementine Churchill Hospital at the door of the hospital were offered a wheel chair to get us around the hospital.

“After we went home and Raisa insisted she wanted to take part in the run so we asked if we could borrow the wheelchair. Raisa was over the moon when they said yes.”

Together with her parents and brother Riyan, 12, and cousin Kush, 14, Rasia took part in the night-time run wearing a neon outfit and holding glow sticks.

Rasia said: “Breast Cancer Care is a fantastic cause and I am so please for the support from my family and the hospital.

“I set myself a goal of raising £1,000 and with the support of the local community I hope to be able to reach this.”

They have so far raised £870. To help them achieve their goal visit www.justgiving.com/Mango-Mad


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