A 16-YEAR-OLD Bolton Wanderers fan visited 58 football stadia in under 58 hours to raise money for victims of the Manchester Arena bombing.

Nieve Pegg, from Rochdale but a massive Whites fan, initially set a fund raising target of £100 but has raised more than £1,100 so far and the figure is still rising.

Miss Pegg, a student at Rochdale Sixth Form College, said she had the idea for the challenge at her grandparents’ house days after the terror attack.

“It was just after the attack and I was in the living room and I was really upset by what had happened and I really wanted to do something to help.

“When the attack actually happened it was late and I was at home, but my sister was in Manchester at the time so I was up worrying about her.

“She was fine and she wasn’t at the concert but it was still scary.

“When you think about the people and families caught up in it it’s horrible and I wanted to do whatever I could.”

She started at Swansea City’s Liberty Stadium at 7am on Monday July 31 and finished at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium at 1pm on Wednesday August 2 – completing the marathon effort in 54 hours, four hours short of her 58-hour target.

She was helped by granddad Ian Pegg, aged 64, who drove her around the grounds in his Mercedes.

Mr Pegg himself is from Bolton and has also supported Wanderers all his life.

The pair had a total of five hours sleep during the challenge.

She chose to finish at Manchester United’s Old Trafford and the Etihad because of the clubs' support for those caught up in the bombing.

On May 22 Salman Abedi detonated a suicide vest at an Ariana Grande concert at the arena, killing 22 people.

Miss Pegg is a blogger who writes about Wanderers, with nearly 1,000 followers on Twitter – many of them Whites fans.

She added: “I thought the best way to raise money would be by doing something to do with football and being a fan.

“It feels great to have been able to raise so much.

“When we started at Swansea the novelty was really exciting and it was fun, but in the middle it was really tiring.

“But at the end when we were doing the last grounds, and we had updates of how much we’d raised it gave me a real boost and the adrenaline came back.”