Runners clock up 1,000 miles in baby’s memory
FAMILIES ran more than 1,000 miles in memory of a baby who died from a rare illness.
Around 300 people turned out for the Magnificent Mileathon at Riverside Park in Macclesfield in aid of charity The Lily Foundation.
It was in honour of baby Ted French who was born with a genetic disorder called mitochondrial disease which causes cells to have no energy and means tissues or organs can’t work properly.
Ted, whose parents Dee and Gareth live in Macclesfield, sadly died at just a few months old.
The Lily Foundation funds research into the disease.
Participants ran a 1.2 mile route and 7.8 mile route to notch up as many miles as possible for a grand total – which was 1,002 miles, raising nearly £1,900 so far.
Ted’s parents, whose friend Alex Wright organised the event, said: “We feel overwhelmed at the wonderful support we have and that Ted can be remembered in such a special way.
“It was a great day. Thank you to everyone that came along to help us raise money in Ted’s memory.”
The day featured fun activities for children and finished with a barbecue and bar.
The event was in memory of baby Ted French