A 9-year-old and her sister are doing 1000 skips a day until they go back to school in a bid to raise money for the NHS.

Lottie Cleaver, 9, and Emily Cleaver, 14, of New Malden, set themselves the challenge after seeing fundraising efforts on the news.

Youngest Lottie hopes to raise 5 million, after seeing the 99-year-old war veteran, Tom Moore, raise more than £20 million by doing 100 laps in his garden.

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Older sister, Emily, says they are enduring the tough challenge as a tribute to their family members who work for the NHS.

Speaking to Wimbledon Times, about her mission, Lottie Cleaver, 9, said: "At first we were inspired by the 99-year-old man who did 100 laps around his garden.

"So, then we came up with the idea of 1000 skips.

"Then we thought maybe 200, but then we thought it would be more of a challenge if we did 1000 every day.

"It is quite hard, and the other day I hurt my ankle, but I kept going on because I know we are doing it for a good reason."

Emily Cleaver said: "The NHS is helping a lot with coronavirus and they are struggling with the lack of equipment, so it's good to raise money to support them.

"We also have family who works for the NHS, so it would be nice to support them too.

"We have had some days where our legs are a bit sore, we have been a bit tired, but we have carried on.

“Once you start it is fun, especially when you know what you are doing it for.

“We are being resilient and getting through it because we want to raise money.”

Donations reached £130 at the time of publishing.

If you would like to support their challenge, visit at: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/katherine-cleaver3?fbclid=IwAR08RmOXFj6fdkX7U6q6dRXMV0WyFHM8ambw8Z20vEC9ZePeY6Q1gmWq4yc