A DAD will pound the streets in the Great South Run to raise vital cash for a charity that helped support his young son.
Steve Reid, a former photographer for The News, will take part in the 10-mile race on October 26 in aid of the Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association, also known as Footprints, for ‘Team Johnny.’
He will be joined by father-in-law Dave Coyne, sister-in-law Liz Hewer, who is flying in from Gibraltar to take part and friend Jaqui Pankhurst who is travelling from Buckinghamshire.
Steve said: ‘After I left The News, the charity which supported my son John who has Down Syndrome, the Portsmouth Down Syndrome Association (Footprints), appealed for volunteers to run and raise funds. I thought well why not, it’s a great cause a they’ve helped my family enormously. So I signed up with my father-in-law Dave and we trained from March until the GSR. When I was covering the event I didn’t quite grasp how much effort all the runners were putting in with their train programs, but after plodding around Gosport month after month, mile after mile, I had a new found respect for them all.‘
To sponsor Team Johnny visit virginmoneygiving.com/ SteveReid5