Sefton Park Palm House has supported ten-year-old George Mathias’ mission to raise funds for Alder Hey Children’s Charity, by staging part of his 75-mile ‘Run with George’ campaign. Andrew Wright reports.
George, from St Helens, set up the ‘Run with George’ campaign in a bid to thank the doctors and nurses who saved the life of his younger brother James, now six, when he was born premature and fell into a coma.
Commencing at the park’s Victorian glasshouse, he completed the one-mile run alongside members of the Hollyoaks cast, and ‘personal trainer to the stars’ Maziar Ajtar.
Senior events manager at Sefton Park Palm House Rosemary Sorrell said: “I speak on behalf of the team at the Palm House when I say we can’t begin express the pride and joy we feel to have backed such an amazing cause – George is a truly inspirational young boy.
“A massive well done goes to everyone who took part.”
Run with George has so far raised more than £8,000, with proceeds of the campaign going towards paying for life-saving equipment at Liverpool’s Alder Hey hospital.
He plans to run one mile for every month his brother has been alive, which equates to 75 miles.
For more information about Run with George visit www.runwithgeorge.com