A dad from Sheffield whose five-year-old son suffers from a rare muscle-wasting disease is encouraging people to ‘move a mile’ as part of a fundraising event being held to boost clinical research.
Harley Creswick, from High Green, has Duchenne muscular dystrophy, and his dad Mark, aged 36, has set up an organisation called Harley’s Fight Foundation in the hope of speeding up the development of treatments for the schoolboy’s condition.
The foundation is joining forces with High Green Fit Club, which meets at Paces Campus, for a host of activities where participants can achieve the target of moving one mile.
A family walk is happening, while adults will get the chance to run around the sports field and incorporate squats, sit-ups and push-ups into their exercises.
The event is also part of a national fundraising drive by the Muscular Dystrophy Campaign charity called Move a Mile for Muscles.
People wishing to take part should meet at 10am on September 1 at the campus on Pack Horse Lane.
Entry costs £6, or is free for under-16s.
For more information call Mark on 07583 807 307, visit www.justgiving.com/highgreenfitclub to donate.