Runners help little Eve

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EIGHT mates are registered to take part in the Berkhamsted Half Marathon to raise money for a little girl who has Turner’s Syndrome.

Eve Brigginshaw, aged two-and-a-half, was diagnosed with the condition five months ago to the sadness of parents Duncan, 36, and Micheila, 34.

The condition, in which part or all of one sex chromosome is absent, causes physical abnormalities such as short stature, swelling, a low hairline, low-set ears and webbed necks.

Duncan said: “You get told about a lot of potential issues you could have, and we just have to take each one as it comes.”

Micheila and the couple’s daughters, including Amy, four, and Lara, seven months, all from Gaveston Drive, Berkhamsted, will support him in the Sunday endurance test.

So far Duncan and his team of runners have raised more than £3,000 for the Turner Syndrome Support Society. To sponsor them, visit www.justgiving.com/duncan-Brigginshaw.

You can take part in a five-mile fun run on Sunday by going to the Berkhamsted School Pavilion between 8am and 9.30am on the day to book your place. The race’s start time is 10.30am.

You can also book a place between 9am and 1pm at Victoria C of E First School in Prince Edward Street, Berkhamsted.

The half marathon, which has no more places left to buy, begins at 10am.

The event is organised by the Rotary Club of Berkhamsted Bulbourne and cash raised from entry fees will be split between the Pepper Foundation and The Hospice of St Francis.

Entry is up to £9 for the fun run. For more information, visit www.berkhamstedhalfmarathon.co.uk.