Family run to raise money for Joseph

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A group of family and friends donned their running shoes in scorching heat to raise money for a five-year-old who is fighting cancer.

Brave Joseph Lillywhite was diagnosed with an aggressive childhood cancer called neuroblastoma in January.

A group of ten of his relatives and supporters ran the Priory 10K at stately home Nostell Priory, near Wakefield last week.

Julie Mullooly, one of those who took part, said: “It was tough doing it in the heat and the majority of us have never done anything like it before.

“But one of the girls who runs suggested we do it and we trained for about four weeks and did it.”

The group raised around £1,700 from the run for charity Neuroblastoma Alliance.

Mrs Mullooly said: “Joseph is a remarkable little lad and we will say that because he is family.

“But what he has been through is unbelievable and he is a truly wonderful little boy.”

Since Joseph was diagnosed his family have pledged raise £500,000 for the charity.

The plucky youngster is currently receiving treatment at Leeds General Infirmary and Mrs Mullooly said he had responded well.