Hundreds take part in Jog for George in support of three-year-old battling leukaemia

Will Taylor

Will Taylor

A fun run raised money for a young boy with leukaemia on Saturday, with 350 people taking part.

The event, Jog for George, which took place at Cookham Moor, was attended by George Ferriman, three, whose battle with leukaemia was the reason the event went ahead.

More than £3,000 was raised for a research project at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, where George received treatment.

Organised in co-ordination with the Cookham Running Club, adults and children alike ran a 5km and one-mile run respectively on Saturday morning, with some getting involved in a 5km walk, too.

George’s mum Louise Ferriman, 35, said: “The support has been phenomenal.

“George has been out for five days, then he is back in for his treatment on Tuesday.”

She said she was delighted with the number of people that had turned out for her son.

George said he was hoping participants would run ‘really fast’.

The event was supported by Purple Patch Running, Copas Farms, The Copas Partnership, the National Trust and The Crown pub.


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