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Runcorn mother and daughter in splash dash for charity
4:30pm Sunday 25th August 2013 in News
A MOTHER and daughter from Runcorn are taking part in a fundraiser for the hospice that supports them.
Stacey Johnson is the full-time carer for seven-year-old Paige Higham who suffers from a form of epilepsy called West Syndrome that means she is unable to talk and uses a wheelchair.
They will participate in a Splash Dash, a five kilometre run in Sefton Park where runners are covered with coloured, powdered paint every kilometre to raise money for Claire House Children’s Hospice in Wirral.
Stacey, from Palacefields, said: “We want to give something back to Claire House because it is really close to our hearts.
“Because Paige is wheelchair bound there aren’t many fundraising activities she can do, but as this isn’t a timed event she can get involved. We are going to be the most colourful pair by the end.”
The family goes to Claire House for respite and are able to leave Paige with the care team to give Stacey a break.
Paige has required round the clock care since she was diagnosed when five months old as she has daily seizures that require medication to control.
Stacey said: “Claire House gives us piece of mind that we can go and catch up with friends and family or just recharge out batteries while knowing Paige is in capable hands. I am 25 so it’s nice to be able to go out and do normally 25-year-old things.”
Stacey and Paige can be sponsored at www.justgiving.com/Stacey-Johnson1.
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