FIVE-year-old Rebecca Hugill braved the rain to walk a whopping eight miles to raise charity cash.

Rebecca, of Preston Old Road, Blackburn, took on the challenge at Rivington Pike for the charity Guide Dogs for the Blind.

Wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the charity’s logo and armed with stickers to hand out to other children on her way, Rebecca completed the walk with mum Ruth after coming up with the idea herself.

Ruth said: “By the end of it she was so tired but very proud of herself.

“Rebecca would really like a dog of her own, but unfortunately I am allergic.

“But she makes do with her two goldfish.”

She presented a cheque for £105 to the charity and received a cuddly toy guide dog and a certificate.

Guide Dogs for the Blind did a presentation to her at her Rainbows group, 29th Pleasington, and gave a talk to the girls about the work of the charity.

Rebecca, who attends Westholme School in Blackburn, said her love of guide dogs was sparked by her next door neighbour Linda Marsden who trains them and often allows Rebecca to help out.