Charity run in memory of young Luton athlete


A charity run in memory of a 10 year old athlete is taking place at Luton Athletic club tonight.

Gianni Khan died on December 29 and his funeral takes place today at the Vale Stopsley. The family has asked for bright colours to be worn, in his honour.

There will be a sponsored “mile run” at Stockwood Athletics track at 6pm today. It is open to all athletes of the club, their families, his Luton Boys FC football squad and their families.

Gianni was also a pupil of Hillborough Junior School in Luton.

In a statement on their website the school said: “He represented everything that is good in a child and was a credit to himself, his family and the school. He will be remembered for many accomplishments, not least his outstanding contribution to sport which resulted in him winning the ‘Luton Schools’ X-Country Championship’ and in playing with skill, passion and flair for the Football Team.

“He will be massively missed by everyone who had the privilege to encounter and know him. Our thoughts and prayers are with him and his family.