A CLACKMANNAN boy has raised more than £500 for charity by completing five kilometre runs every day for five consecutive days.

Coby Taylor finished his final run on Friday, April 24, and has smashed his target of raising £100 for the Social Bite charity in the process.

The nine-year-old, who is a member of the Wee County Harriers' Juniors section, was motivated by his desire to "do something good" for others during the coronavirus pandemic.

Coby's dad, Martin Taylor, told the Advertiser: "He started asking if he could do something good to raise some money.

"We tried to plan something he could do that would do that would keep him safe.

"He did well," the dad continued. "He found it a bit hard in the middle.

"And it was probably a bit hard at the beginning because he hadn't done anything for a couple of weeks.

"But he did well – he was really pleased."

And along the route, Coby was cheered on and even joined by his parents, as they kept an eye out for him and cheered him on along the way.

Speaking about the fantastic amount of money Coby raised in the process, Martin said: "It wasn't necessarily about the amount of money – whether he raised £1 or £100 – it was about trying to do something good.

"I'm super proud of his utter determination. We are definitely proud parents right now.

Thank you to everyone who has already sponsored him, it really does mean the world to him."

The money Coby raised will now go to Social Bite, a social enterprise group "on a mission to end homelessness in Scotland".

But it's not the first time the charity has received a donation thanks to Coby's efforts.

As the Advertiser reported back in 2018, the youngster braved the cold by camping in his back garden in a bid to raise money for the organisation.

On that occasion, he also raised around £500.