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Finlay races ahead for sisters

Finlay Parry, 5, from Chorley completing his 2km run in Manchester in aid of the Twincess charity.

Finlay Parry, 5, from Chorley completing his 2km run in Manchester in aid of the Twincess charity.

A devoted brother was the star of the show after completing his first fund-raising event for a charity set up on behalf of his twin sisters.

Finlay Parry, five, from Chorley, took part in the 2km run at Heaton Park in Manchester for the Twincess charity.

The talented youngster, who plays for Chorley Panthers, completed the run in under 15 minutes and raised £190.

Twincess was launched by parents Matt and Jodi Parry whose daughters Abigail and Isobel were born with Down’s Syndrome.

The charity was set up to break down some of the negative perceptions that exist around Down’s.

Proud dad Matt said: “It was really emotional for me as it was Fin’s first event and he was so proud to pull on his Twincess T-shirt.

“He wasn’t so much bothered about how much we raised, I think we set a target of £50.

“He was more bothered about the amount of people who would sponsor him.”

Young Fin has already said that he wants to compete in the event next year.

But it was a moment in this year’s race that really touched his father’s heart.

Matt added: “It’s hard at the moment as he’s five so he can’t do everything, but he wants to do the run again.

“He’ll give anything a go, I was really proud of him completing this event.

“At one stage about half way we approached a hill up to Heaton Hall and he turned and said: ‘Daddy we can’t stop I’m doing this for my sisters’. I have never felt pride like it. My little man was pushing himself to his limits for the love he has for Abigail and Isobel.

“He sprinted over the line with a beaming smile and it was such a special day for us all.”

 

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