A YOUNGSTER from Downend is taking on the challenging Beacon to Beach run in Minehead in support of his little sister.
Daniel, a Year 6 pupil at Staple Hill Primary school, will be attempting the 7 mile run on Sunday July 8 and raising money for the UK Infantile Spasms Trust, a charity started in 2017 by a group of parents including his mum Jenny.
His little sister Faith was diagnosed with the rare form of epilepsy in 2015 and at the time no support was available in the UK. The charity aims to support families currently going through treatment, raise awareness amongst medical professionals and the public, and fund research.
Daniel will be running with fellow IS siblings Evie and Poppy, whose sister Jorgie was also affected.
He is a regular at Page Park Junior Parkrun, Pomphrey Hill Parkrun and Bristol and District Junior Triathlon club, but seven miles will be a real challenge!
Anyone who would like to sponsor Daniel can do so at https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/ukistsiblings1