‘Our Romany is so brave’

Romany Emmingham, seven, has cerebal palsy and is about to run the Clumber Park Race for Life in memory of her grandfather. Romany is pictured with parents John Emmingham and Anna McIntosh  (w120521-20a)
Romany Emmingham, seven, has cerebal palsy and is about to run the Clumber Park Race for Life in memory of her grandfather. Romany is pictured with parents John Emmingham and Anna McIntosh (w120521-20a)
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AN INSPIRATIONAL and brave youngster from Worksop is beating all the odds as she fights a disease to run 5km in memory of her grandfather.

Romany Emmingham is just seven-years-old and suffers from cerebral palsy - a condition that causes disability and severely effects body movement. She is currently the waiting list for surgery.

Romany Emmingham, seven, has cerebal palsy and is about to run the Clumber Park Race for Life in memory of her grandfather. Romany is pictured with parents John Emmingham and Anna McIntosh.  Pictured is her grandfather John 'Spike' Turner.

Romany Emmingham, seven, has cerebal palsy and is about to run the Clumber Park Race for Life in memory of her grandfather. Romany is pictured with parents John Emmingham and Anna McIntosh. Pictured is her grandfather John 'Spike' Turner.

Now, the plucky Redlands Primary pupils is set to overcome adversity and complete the 5km Race For Life in Clumber Park - in memory of her granddad Alan ‘Spike’ Turner, who is remembered as ‘a real character’.

“I want to do this for everyone with cancer to remember granddad,” said Romany. “I’m really looking forward to it.”

“I’ve told a few of my friends and teachers what I’m doing and they’re all quite impressed.”

Romany’s mum Anna McIntosh added: “We’re really proud of her - she’s so brave.”

“What she’s doing is amazing, so if you can find it in your hearts to come forward and sponsor her then that would be fantastic.”

“We’re hoping to raise £1,000, and have about £450 so far.”

Race For Life will be at Clumber Park on Saturday 21st July. To sponsor Romany you can call 07791776068.