Kelly (11) takes part in Belfast Marathon

11-year-old Kelly O'Rourke celebrates after taking part in the Belfast Marathon. inbm19-16s
11-year-old Kelly O'Rourke celebrates after taking part in the Belfast Marathon. inbm19-16s

Eleven-year-old Kelly O’Rourke got up at 6am on Monday morning to take part in the Belfast Marathon.

Speaking to the Ballymoney and Moyle Times after her run she explained: “On Boxing Day 2015, I went to Belfast to feed the homeless people. I have since learned that at least two of the people we gave food to that night are now dead.

“I would love to see this injustice come to a complete end. I dream of opening a ‘safe home’ one day so that the homeless would have somewhere to go, especially at night.

“Today (Monday), I took part in the Belfast Marathon to raise vital funds for the Welcome Organisation, Hope Outreach for the Homeless and Barnardos as they are actively involved in helping the homeless in Belfast.

“I’m only 11 years old and determined to make a difference - please donate as generously as possible to support these charities in all that they do. Thank you.”

To donate go online...https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/clare-orourke?utm_id=2