Steve’s challenge to raise £3,000 for youngster

Steve Flanagan, Joseph Warren, Nicola Warren, and Eliza-Rae Warren.

Steve Flanagan, Joseph Warren, Nicola Warren, and Eliza-Rae Warren.

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A family has thanked a generous runner who has come to the aid of their disabled son.

Joseph Warren suffers from Cerebral Palsy, Cortical Visual Impairment and Nystagmus, while he is also in daily pain in his knees and hips.

But despite his condition, the eight-year-old from Wallsend enjoys spending time with his family, getting around in his wheelchair.

After reading about his story in the News Guardian, Steve Flanagan has offered to help raise £3,000 for the youngster to help cover the costs of physoptherapy and equipment.

Steve, a gas service engineer from West Moor, has challenged himself to run 600 miles in 100 days and he has already raised nearly £2,000.

Jospeh’s mother Nicola said: “Steve’s help is invaluable, we call him ‘Steve the Runner’ – we cannot thank him enough.”

To sponsor Steve visit www.justgiving.com/steve56/

The challenge will end by Steve running the Great North Run on September 13, just before his 59th birthday.