Participants wanted for John O’Groats to Land’s End virtual challenge

Marcus being fitted for his new chair.

Families are wanted to take part in a John O’Groats to Land’s End virtual challenge.

The event on Saturday is being organised by supporters of a fundraising challenge to buy a new wheelchair for Richmond teenager Marcus Weston.

Marcus was born with cardio-facio-cutaneous syndrome.

The 14-year-old also has autism, hearing loss, congenital heart defects, poor vision, learning difficulties, speech delay, low muscle tone and hypertonia.

In recent years Marcus has raised thousands of pounds for charity, including BHF, The Sick Children’s Trust, Butterwick Hospice, Children in Need, Toilet Twining and The Great North Air Ambulance.

However, his parents say he now needs some help.

The family has launched an appeal to raise £10,000 towards a motorised, all-terrain wheelchair, with more than £6,000 already donated.

On Saturday, supporters are asking members of the public to walk/run/cycle to see if participants can cover the 874 miles from John O’Groats to Land’s End.

For more details on the challenge click here.

To make a donation to the fundraising appeal click here.