Weston-super-Mare friends unite to help Gracie

PUBLISHED: 17:30 26 October 2016

Kirsty, Emily and Gracie

Kirsty, Emily and Gracie


Two friends from Weston-super-Mare took on a half-marathon challenge having 'never run before' to help a little girl walk.

Five-year-old Gracie suffers from spastic diplegia cerebral palsy and is unable to walk unaided.

There is an operation she can have but it will cost £60,000.

Kirsty Lightowler and Emily Thompson ran the Cardiff half-marathon and this week presented a cheque for more than £700 to Gracie and her family.

Kirsty said: “Neither of us had ever run long distances. I still hate running, but raising £735 made it all worthwhile.”

To donate to Gracie’s cause, visit this website.

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