Harold Hill dad to push wheelchair-bound son along marathon route

A Harold Hill dad will push his wheelchair-bound son along the entire route of the Brighton Marathon, when they take part in the race in April.

Brett Edwards, 41, and his son Luke, are raising money for disability charity Scope.

Luke, 10, who was born ten weeks early, was diagnosed with cerebral palsy at birth.

Brett, who lives off Harrow Crescent, contacted the charity after feeling what he described as “helplessness” and “fear” for his son.

He said: “I don’t know what I would have done without Scope. We just want to raise as much money for them as we can now.”

There is a chance however that Luke’s wheelchair could be damaged along the route, so they are appealing for someone to lend them a sports wheelchair for the day.

Debbie Bines from Scope said: “We think Brett and Luke are amazing and we were thrilled when they told us they were going to take part in the Brighton Marathon for us.”

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The pair aim to raise �750, and so far have raised more than two thirds of this.

If you can help with the loaning of a sports wheelchair please contact Brett at brettedwards@btinternet.com and anyone wanting to sponsor the pair should visit uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Brettedwards