Man’s run for girl’s mobility

PUBLISHED: 09:00 06 October 2015

Chris Weekes

Chris Weekes

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A Clevedon man is is set to run from Bristol to Bath this month to raise money for a nine-year-old girl with cerebral palsy.

Chris Weekes, aged 28, will run the Bristol to Bath marathon on October 25 for Kitty-Boo Cox, who was born prematurely and suffers from severely limited mobility.

Kitty-Boo, who is from Chippenham in Wiltshire, underwent major surgery in February to give her the chance of being able to walk properly, but it is only partly funded by the NHS and the required aftercare is likely to cost around £50,000.

Chris, who lives with his wife Katie and son, Louis, in Elgar Close, said: “I’ve put off running a marathon for the past few years but with the Bristol to Bath marathon being so close to home there wasn’t going to be a better time for me to do it.

“Kitty-Boo’s family are close family friends and it was the perfect opportunity to raise money towards her physio and aftercare following her life-changing operation in February.

“I am fundraising for Tree of Hope’s Kitty-Boo Cox Appeal.

“I have set a target of £500 but am looking to raise as much as I possibly can towards the £50,000 Kitty’s parents are working desperately hard to raise.”

Tree of Hope provides help to families of sick or disabled children by donating grants for medical treatment and therapy in the UK.

To donate click here and to find out more information about Tree of Hope log on to www.treeofhope.org.uk


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