Daniel and dad run for son’s syndrome

PUBLISHED: 17:00 25 May 2012 | UPDATED: 12:59 28 May 2012

Shipham's Fragile X runners Denis Carroll, John Orritt, Carol Davenport, Dave Peake, Scott Virgo, Jo Macleod, Angus Macleod, Jane Gomm, Viv Aston, Nicki Clegg, Nick Clegg, Steve Barrow, Joe Barrow, Jim Gara, Iain Shaw and Daniel Shaw.

Shipham's Fragile X runners Denis Carroll, John Orritt, Carol Davenport, Dave Peake, Scott Virgo, Jo Macleod, Angus Macleod, Jane Gomm, Viv Aston, Nicki Clegg, Nick Clegg, Steve Barrow, Joe Barrow, Jim Gara, Iain Shaw and Daniel Shaw.

Iain Shaw

A FATHER and son ran 10 kilometres alongside friends from their village to raise awareness of a rare condition.

Iain Shaw, aged 44, took part in a run alongside his son Daniel, aged 18, who suffers from Fragile X Syndrome.

Fifteen runners from Shipham, where Mr Shaw lives also took part in the run which was entered by 15,000 people last weekend.

Fragile X Syndrome is a rare condition which sees people suffer from learning difficulties as well as social, linguistic and behavioural problems.

Mr Shaw said: “I’m exceptionally proud of Daniel. People affected by the syndrome shouldn’t be able to cope with crowds, so putting him in a crowd of thousands isn’t something he should be able to do.”

Mr Shaw, of Broadway, has joined a group called the Fragile X Society, which has already raised £1,775.

It is aiming to provide support and information for families affected by the syndrome, educate the public about the condition and encourage further medical research.

Mr Shaw added: “Any donation you can afford can really help us smash our goal.”

To donate, go to www.justgiving.com/iain-shaw1


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