Join 10k park run and join the fight for Ge­orge

Event will help raise funds for tod­dler

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Sho­rai Shoni­waForchin ed­i­to­ri­aluxbridge@trin­i­

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.fight­for­ge­

n PUT ON YOUR TRAIN­ERS: The Stock­ely Park 10k run has been a pop­u­lar event in re­cent years

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