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Stourbridge News: Stourbridge runners raise more than £6,000 for Reverse Rett

11/05/2022

A 20 strong team raising funds for a charity that has helped a young Stourbridge girl and her family through tough times were among those who took on the Great Birmingham Run.

The event took runners through the streets and suburbs of Birmingham on Sunday (May 1).

More than 20 runners the half marathon event to raise funds for Stourbridge youngster Daisy Gilbert, who has a rare neurological disorder, and the charity that has been helping her – Reverse Rett – and together they have raised more than £6,000.

Daisy’s mum, Emily Marsden with her dad, Peter who completed the 10k despite being diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease earlier this year

Medical research charity Reverse Rett works to speed up treatments and find a cure for Rett Syndrome, which has left Daisy severely disabled and needing 24-hour care.

It’s not the first time her parents Emily and Dave Gilbert have raised funds for the charity. They’ve held numerous events to support the cause, including a music night in November 2021, and together with friends they took part in the Great Birmingham Run in 2017 in aid of the charity.

Anyone wishing to boost Team Daisy’s fundraising can do so online at www.justgiving.com/teamdaisydot

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