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5th Jul, 2022

Family pick up the pace in purple for charity

A HOPEFUL family picked up the pace in purple for a children’s charity.

Eight year-old arthritis sufferer Phoebe Howat bravely completed a 5km park run for a charity supporting children with the condition, alongside her family.

The incurable condition includes time consuming treatment and can be damaging to confidence, social interaction and participation in simple activities.

JIA – Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis – causes inflammation of the joints in children and is roughly as common as childhood diabetes.

The family have so far raised £255 for the JIA charity following the run around the Stratford recreation ground on Saturday.

They purpled up along with friends, and fellow JIA warrior Charlotte Richards and family – in line with the campaign #WearPurpleForJia – to raise awareness.

Phoebe also raised nearly £100 from her cake sale at her school, Quinton Primary for the cause.

Visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/family5kforJIA to help the Howats and raise money for JIA and NRAS (National Rheumatoid Arthritis Society).

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