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Harry to run for hospice

A 10-year-old boy is so grateful to a hospice that helps his two brothers, he is going on the run to say thank you.

Harry Norton, from Macclesfield, is limbering up to take part in the Donna Louise Trust Children’s Hospice fun run in May. He is hoping his efforts will raise £250 for the service.

Harry’s brothers Reims, 11, and Cayman, four, both suffer from severe mental and physical disabilities and have drug resistant epilepsy which causes them to have up to 30 seizures a day.

The family rely on the hospice to give them respite from the full-time care the boys need.

Harry, a pupil at Prestbury Primary School, said: “I would like people to sponsor me so they can continue to help families like mine.

Both Reims and Cayman have a life-threatening condition. They both have severe drug-resistant epilepsy, which means the drugs don’t work so they both have lots of seizures every day.

“My brothers stay at the hospice a few times a year and are cared for by special carers so that my mum gets a break from caring for my brothers. This also gives me and my mum time to spend together and to do fun things.

“I also like staying at the hospice as I get to meet other siblings and to talk to them as they have the same problems and they understand what it’s like to have sick brothers and sisters.”

His mum, Angela, 40, said: “Harry is so determined to do this and help raise money for his brothers and other families at the hospice.”


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