FOUR men have been pounding the streets to help raise funds for four-year-old Summer Allen.
Summer who lives in Brighouse with her parents Sarah and David and twin sister Paige, was diagnosed with one of the most aggressive forms of cancer - neuroblastoma - nearly a year ago after starting to feel unwell.
Now her family is trying to raise £500,000 in conjunction with charity Families Against Neuroblastoma (FAN) so she can get the treatment she needs abroad.
As part of the fund-raising efforts her uncle Richard Allen and two of his friends Paul Brooks and Shaun O’Hara decided to run 11k along the River Calder from Sowerby Bridge to Brighouse to raise in excess of £1,000.
The team said they were happy with how much they had raised and that because it was raining it had created better running conditions.
The trio had already done a practice run the week before and are all members of Cedar Court Fitness Club, Bradford, where they all attend on a regular basis.
Sarah said Summer’s cancer was stable and hadn’t grown or spread. “This means we can go ahead and give Summer the break she needs from hospital and chemotherapy. She has had a bad few months with going in PICU three times.
“We want to have a fantastic Christmas and attack the cancer again in the new year when Summer is stronger. We will be keeping an eye on the cancer with scans, and as long as it stays safer we will be having the break.
“We are so proud of Summer and Paige’s uncle Richard for all the funds he has raised, and also his friends. We can’t say thank you enough. It means such a lot to us that everybody is trying to do what they can for Summer’s appeal.”
Brighouse climbing gym ROKT is preparing for a sponsored 100ft abseil and worlds first 100-mile caving challenge on Saturday from 2.30pm. Sponsor forms are available from the climbing wall in Mill Royd Street or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Her nanna Alyson Littlefair is organising a second bag-pack at Asda in Bradley on December 1 between 10am and 3pm. Anyone wishing to help can contact her on 07989303107. They can also sponsor the three men for their run by contacting her on the same number.
If you wish to donate to help Summer you can text SUMM95 with the amount to 70070. To keep up to date with fund-raisers and Summer’s progress follow them on Twitter @Summer_K_Allen