Colleague goes extra mile with daily run for poorly toddler

Colleague goes extra mile with daily run for poorly toddler

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A Scunthorpe Paramedic has raised more than £2,000 for charity by running at least 5km every single day throughout 2018.

Paramedic David Felton covered a total distance of more than 1,800km across the year after pledging to carry out the challenge in aid of two-year-old Harry Kerridge – a little boy with a rare genetic condition.

Harry, son of David's friend William, has struggled with seizures since he was five days old and the money raised is helping to pay for private physiotherapy, as well as equipment such as epilepsy monitors.

David completed his daily running challenge wherever he was in the world, including in Tenerife, Florida, London and Torquay.

Harry, who will be three years old in April, was born with DUP15q syndrome, which occurs when a chromosome has been duplicated. He has respiratory complications and seizures.

David said: "When I started last January, I didn't realise how hard it would be. The actual runs are quite easy, but finding time to fit them in each day has been the tough part.

"I'm just glad I was able to do something positive for Harry."

He has raised a total of £2,120 so far on his JustGiving page

The full story is available on the Grimsby Telegraph.