AN EIGHT-YEAR-OLD girl who struggles with periods of extreme anxiety and other conditions has completed a 26.2 mile walk to raise funds for the Isle of Wight Cats Protection.

Last week Charlotte, from Ryde, decided to try and complete a marathon, allowing herself a week to complete the challenge, and on Monday evening she had reached her target with two days to spare.

Charlotte, who attends Greenhaven — the specialist resource provision at Greenmount Primary School — struggles with periods of extreme anxiety, a feeding disorder and other linked conditions.

She has so far raised £940, smashing her initial target of £100.

Charlotte said she is proud of her achievement and shocked at the amount of support she has received from complete strangers through her JustGiving page.

Those wishing to donate can still do so by visiting