A YOUNG girl who defied the odds has set herself a fundraising challenge to give something back.

Olivia Roden, of Broughton, was born prematurely at just 28 weeks, weight 1lb 10oz at Wrexham Maelor Hospital.

She was later transferred to Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool and now, at the age of seven she wants to give something back.

Olivia usually takes part in the annual walk around Knowsley Safari Park, which was cancelled due to the current coronavirus pandemic.

Instead, she has decided to cycle 100k in ten-days after starting on June 1.

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Dad Simon said: “Over the years she has had a lot of treatment at Alder Hey. She was transferred there for life-saving surgery and has had a further six operations since.

“Every year she usually does a walk around Knowsley Safari Park but this year it was cancelled, but she still wanted to do something.

“We were looking online at what she could do and because she’s been doing exercises on her bike, she decided to do a bike ride.

“We contacted Alder Hey and they sent us more information about what we could do and it went from there.

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“We initially said to do it in 14 days but within the first two days she had already completed 49k. I couldn’t believe it.

“We are all really proud of her.”

Anyone wishing to donate can do so online at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/simon-roden

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