Youngster to start Morrisons Mini Great Yorkshire Run in Sheffield

Ella Chadwick is to take part in the Morrisons Mini Great Yorkshire Run
Ella Chadwick is to take part in the Morrisons Mini Great Yorkshire Run

A young girl who took her first steps unaided three months ago is taking part in the Morrisons Mini Great Yorkshire Run in Sheffield on Sunday.

Ella Chadwick, aged eight, was born with the rare congenital nephrotic syndrome, which resulted in her having both kidneys removed.

The youngster underwent a lifesaving kidney transplant, with an organ donated by her gran, last May.

She has been invited to start the race before completing the 1.5km course.

The race is to be held on the same day as the 10k Morrisons Great Yorkshire Run, which will take participants from Arundel Gate to Hillsborough and back.

Thousands of runners are expected to take part, with spectators lining the route in support.

Ella, from Rochdale, took part in the Morrisons Mini Great Manchester Run in May this year - one year on after her transplant - walking the 2km course with a frame.

Her mum, Karen Hughes said: “Ella is so excited to take part in the Morrisons Mini Great Yorkshire Run. She loved the event in Manchester and got so much support on the way round. She can’t wait to be a part of it again.”

Final entries for Sunday’s races will be taken in the Winter Gardens in Sheffield on Saturday, September 26 from noon until 5pm.-

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