Join 10k park run and join the fight for George
Event will help raise funds for toddler
JOIN in some fundraising fun at this weekend’s Stockley Park 10k run and help a sick youngster.
The event this year is being dedicated to threeyear-old George Ferriman who was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukaemia earlier this year.
Claire and Chris Donald, directors of race organisers Purple Patch Running, are supporting the ‘Fight for George’ campaign.
Almost 300 people have pledged to join the run that takes place on Sunday at the Uxbridgebased business park.
People of all abilities can join the run and for George’s family “every penny of sponsorship money raised will make a huge difference”.
The event itself has a light-hearted theme with competitions for juniors, seniors and families, fees start at £6 and go up to £17. All sponsorship money raised from the run will go to George’s Fund – helping to fill the gaps around the lifesaving NHS care George is receiving.
The fund will help support his physical and mental wellbeing through physio, music, nutrition, learning and any complementary therapies that may alleviate some of the chemo side effects.
Research from Macmillan states that currently in the UK around 400 children are diagnosed with AML every year which is caused by the lack of white blood cell growth in bone marrow.
George’s parents describe the ordeal as a “fear, fear of the unknown. We all have the same question: how can we help?” Fortunately this form of leukaemia can be treated with aggressive chemotherapy.
With the hashtag #fightforgeorge his parents are aiming to get their son all he needs. To date they have organised events such as George’s beer festival, Strictly George, Get fit for George and many more.
Upcoming events for the diary are a Tennis and Croquet tournament on Sunday July 3. For more information on how you can help George visit his Facebook page ‘Fight for George’ or his website www.fightforgeorge.com
n PUT ON YOUR TRAINERS: The Stockely Park 10k run has been a popular event in recent years