TWO generous supermarket workers have decided to run a charity half-marathon in aid of a poorly Hartlepool youngster.
Harry Gutridge and Jordan Tait heard about the plight of the town’s Talia Foster, and decided that they wanted to do something to help.
Battling Talia, who cannot walk or talk or sit unaided, is severely disabled, has reduced white brain matter, global development delay and epilepsy, and has suffered thousands of seizures during her short life.
But the plucky six-year-old has come on leaps and bounds with the help of kind-hearted people raising funds to send her to the Cerebral Palsy Physiotherapy Centre in Milton Keynes for expensive physiotherapy treatment.
Harry and Jordan want to continue the money-raising efforts by taking part in the Great North Run for her.
Talia’s delighted mum, Clair Foster, 39, of the town’s Erskine Road, said: “I’m so grateful to the pair of them and it’s so nice that even though Talia hasn’t been in the paper for a while, that she’s still in people’s hearts. Whether they raise a penny or a pound we are so grateful.”
Harry, who will be dressed as Mickey Mouse, and Jordan, will run the half-marathon on September 7.