Family and friends of Bacup leukaemia girl run up charity cash
8:00pm Wednesday 11th September 2013 in NW
FAMILY and friends of a toddler from Bacup with leukaemia donned neon tutus and legwarmers and ran the City of Salford 5k challenge to raise money for her treatment.
Two-and-a-half-year-old Anna Brooks, who was diagnosed with the disease less than six weeks ago, joined the group in a running pram pushed by her mother, Cath, and others in the team.
Anna’s father Paul and older siblings, Jack, William and Lauren, were amongst the 15-strong team.
Sara Steel, a team member, said: “The idea started when the team decided we wanted to do something to show our support for both Anna and her family.
“The team was made up of runners with a wide range of experience from those having never completed 5km, to Anna’s aunt Rachel who ran a half-marathon on the previous day.
“Cath is a keen runner and last year completed a half marathon and regularly runs with many of the group.”
So far the team have raised nearly £1,000 through sponsorship, selling cakes and the Just Giving website.
The money raised is donated to CLIC Sargent, a childhood cancer charity, to specifically support Anna and her family.
The 5km race followed a successful open day by Blossoms Private Day Care Nursery in Bacup which Anna attends. The team are also planning future events to support Anna and her family through her treatment, which is expected to last two years.
To make a donation to Anna’s cause, visit the webnsite which is at www.justgiving.com/teams/teamannafund.
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