A GREAT Sutton fundraiser has been inspired to get her running shoes to help a child in need of life-changing medical treatment.

Jayne Robb, of Bridgewood Drive, will be taking part in the Chester Half Marathon in May to raise money for the Anya Bentham Appeal.

The appeal is hoping to raise £250,000 for Chester toddler Anya, who turns two years old in March.

Anya is fighting aggressive cancer neuroblastoma and her family are looking to get specialist medical treatment only available in the United States. The treatment cannot be funded by the NHS.

Jayne, a lettings manager at Chester estate agents Minchin Fellows, said: “I handle the Minchin Fellows Twitter account and noticed this account on there raising awareness of the appeal.

“I got quite upset when I read the story – she has got this aggressive cancer and is local so I thought we should all do something to help.

“I had been thinking of taking part in the half marathon every year, but this time, after reading about the appeal, I have decided to enter and raise money and will be setting up a Justgiving page.

“When I told the girls in the office they were very supportive, so we have decided to organise cake sales and we are all wearing bracelets to raise awareness of neuroblastoma cancer.”

People can donate to the appeal at www.justgiving.com/appeal4anya.