Belfast Telegraph

Everyone a superhero as they pound the roads to raise cash for Danielle McGrisken's charity

By Nevin Farrell

Superheroes of all descriptions ranging from Batman and Robin to Superman took to the roads of east Antrim yesterday for a charity run.

They set off from Greenisland Golf Club to raise money for The Brain Tumour Charity-Danielle McGrisken Fund.

Eighteen-year-old Danielle, from Ballinderry near Glenavy in Co Antrim, has a brain tumour and hydrocephalus.

She has, up-to-date, raised £125,000 for The Brain Tumour Charity.

She and her mum Amanda said they were proud of the latest fundraising efforts.

Meanwhile, a horse named Danielle's Journey, in tribute to Danielle's blog of the same name, was only narrowly beaten as it came in second in its first race on Saturday.

Danielle couldn't watch the televised race from Down Royal, but dad Brian was able to let her hear the commentary through her mobile phone and she and her mum were thrilled the horse came so close to winning the event.

They now intend to watch the horse when it runs again on Boxing Day.

Amanda said the family was approached by horse racing syndicate Realta Horse Racing Club, who said they were inspired by Danielle's blog, and the family agreed to the name to raise awareness of the charity. The charity will receive 5% of the horse's winnings.

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