Jamie and co blaze a trail for cause close to young­ster’s heart

Macclesfield Express - - CHARITY ROUND-UP -

A KIND-HEARTED teenager took on a cross coun­try run­ning chal­lenge inspired by his grand­mother.

Jamie Har­g­reaves, 13, from Poyn­ton, ran the leg­endary Grit­stone Grind, a 36-mile trek from Dis­ley to Kids­grove.

He com­pleted the run in 10 hours – two hours ahead of sched­ule.

Jamie, who at­tends Poyn­ton High School, is aim­ing to raise as much money as he can for the Alzheimer’s So­ci­ety as his gran suf­fers from the con­di­tion.

Jamie was joined by his dad, Phill Har­g­reaves, while his mum Ali drove the sup­port ve­hi­cle.

And in the last few miles Jamie’s un­cle Ger­ard and cousin Char­lie ran with the duo to help them to the fin­ish line.

Ali said: “We are both very, very proud of Jamie. It is quite an achieve­ment for a boy his age.

“They set off at Dis­ley train sta­tion at 8.30am and trekked to White Nancy, Teggs nose and down from The cloud. Un­cle Ger­ard and cousin Char­lie helped them at the end when dad’s knees gave in, fin­ish­ing at Kids­grove train sta­tion at 6.30pm.”

So far Jamie has raised £1,065, twice his ini­tial tar­get.

The Grit­stone Trail is renowned for some of the most stun­ning ridge walks and views over Cheshire.

Jamie is ask­ing for those who can spare a few pounds to spon­sor him.

Do­nate via www. gofundme.com/yvbrmw

●● Jamie Har­g­reaves with dad Phill and cousin Char­lie

●● Jamie and Phill pass White Nancy

●● Ready for the off

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