Brave Gosport boy takes on run for charity cause

Ethan Roberts-watts, 10, of Gosport. ''Picture: Paul Jacobs (142096-1)
Ethan Roberts-watts, 10, of Gosport. ''Picture: Paul Jacobs (142096-1)
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DEDICATED Ethan Robert-Watts is taking on a run to raise cash for two charities.

The 10-year-old has autism and suffers from several conditions but even they are not going to stop him.

Ethan, of Elson Lane, Elson, Gosport, is due to run a 5k race tomorrow.

He is raising cash for an organisation that supports children and a dog charity.

He said: ‘We’re going for a run for some charities so we can help people and fund a caravan and also help some dogs.

‘Some dogs and kids need some help.’

Ethan’s confident he’s a fast runner and mum Izzy, 38, will be alongside him in Southampton.

The pair are raising cash for Charlie’s Beach Hut Fund, which offers holidays to families of children with life-limiting illnesses and families of firefighters.

As reported, the charity was set up by Stubbington couple Steve and Karen Codling after their young son Charlie died from a brain tumour two days before his fifth birthday in March 2012.

Cash will also go to German Shepherd Rescue South.

Ethan’s mum Izzy Watts said she is proud of her son, who suffers from a bowel, communication, speech and language disorders.

She said: ‘I’m so proud of him.

‘I wanted him to realise, even though he’s got all these issues and problems, there are other children with other more serious problems, and if we can help them then that’s a good thing.

‘He does understand and knows who he’s doing it for.’

Donate to the holiday fund at or for the dog charity email