NINE-year old-Harry has walked a mile every day in memory of his beloved Nanna.

He walked a different route around Horsforth every night for a whole month with mum Natalie Manning and has already raised more than £1,000 for the Sue Ryder Wheatfield's Hospital that cared for Freda, Harry's grandma.

When she became very ill after suffering for years with COPD, Harry hit on the idea of raising money for the hospice.

Natalie, 37, said: “Growing up, we were always at Nanna’s. After my Dad died when I was 21, we spent even more time with my Nanna and Grandad. She and my Grandad were married for 62 years.

“Nanna was caring, funny and witty. Easy going. We had a very close relationship. Harry loved Nanna too. He used to love going down to see her. They used to bake together when she was well.”

Freda wanted to be cared for at home in her final days, and Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice provided that service.

Natalie added: "Jenny, one of the nurses from Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice, came out from September to help care for her at home. Jenny gave us all such comfort."

Struggling to witness his nanna’s worsening health, Harry came up with the idea of a walk in her honour.

“This walk was all Harry’s idea! With Nanna being poorly, he said: ‘I’m going to walk a mile every day Mummy, just to make Nanna proud.’ And that was it, she loved that.

“When Nanna died earlier this year, he was still determined to carry on. He said: ‘I’m doing it and I’m going to raise £1,000!’ We set £500 as our target and raised that before the day of the funeral.

“We do feel very proud of Harry. He’s amazing. He really is.”

Choosing a different route in the Horsforth area each night, Natalie and Harry completed the walk together.

Natalie continued: “It means a lot to know that the money raised will help Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice. The care and the love the staff have for people, it’s just amazing. They went above and beyond for us every single day.”

Clare Humphreys, community fundraiser at Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice, said: “We are so grateful to Harry and Natalie for their incredible fundraising walk; what a fantastic achievement!

“The funds raised mean we can continue to be there during the hardest times for people who need us the most.”

You can find out more about Harry and Natalie’s walk and fundraiser via their JustGiving page here.

For more information on Sue Ryder Wheatfields Hospice, visit