Sporty navy trainer to run 250 miles

TOUGH Leading Physical Trainer Paul Ormston
TOUGH Leading Physical Trainer Paul Ormston

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A SAILOR will run 250 miles in support of a young girl’s struggle against cancer.

Leading Physical Trainer Paul Ormston, based at HMS Sultan, in Military Road, Gosport, is to embark on the six-day challenge.

Sporty Paul joins a team in their attempt to run from Brighton to Liverpool, as they hope to raise at least £25,000.

Little Amelia-Mae Davies, two, is battling stage four neuroblastoma, a cancer, which attacks the blood and produces tumours throughout the body.

The girl, from Dunstable, in Bedfordshire, needs a fund of £250,000 to get potentially life-saving treatment in Manhattan, America.

It is currently not available on the NHS.

Paul got to know the girl’s cousin, Chief Petty Officer Coxswain John Murray through their shared interest in boxing in the navy.

He said: ‘When John told me what was happening I couldn’t not get involved.

‘He mentioned the idea of covering 250 miles in six days as he wanted people to respect what were trying to achieve.

‘He just thought the greater the distance, the greater respect, and the greater level of support we would receive.’