Charity cash joy as folk go on run

headsd'Team Chris' celebrating completing the Neurocare 5K Head Start.
headsd'Team Chris' celebrating completing the Neurocare 5K Head Start.
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RUNNERS, joggers and walkers got their heads together to raise money for a Sheffield charity by taking part in its annual 5km race.

More than 200 fundraisers, many in fancy dress, took part in the Head Start event set up by Neurocare to support work in the neurosciences department at the Hallamshire Hospital.

Organisers hope this year’s race in Rother Valley Country Park will beat last year’s £12,000 total.

Among those taking part was mum-to-be Sally Bramall, from Crookes, who just two years ago underwent open brain surgery at the Hallamshire.

Also running was Jack Ryan, 18, of Royston, Barnsley, with his fiancée Paige Guest, 17, and his parents, sister and grandparents.

Jack suffered two bleeds to his brain last year following a fall and was critically ill for two days as surgeons and specialist nurses battled to save him.

Paige, who dressed as a character from the 118 TV ads, said: “I think it’s a really good event that helps people in Jack’s situation. ”

More than 20 family members and friends of brain tumour patient Chris Gregory also took part. Chris was diagnosed in 2004, but it was only in January this year that he and his family found out his tumour was cancerous. He has now had it removed and undergone chemotherapy and radiotherapy.