Stockport teenager raises £1,000 for charity

Barney Goldrick with brother Harvey
Barney Goldrick with brother Harvey

A teenager from Stockport has raised over £1,000 for a bone marrow cancer charity.

Barney Goldrick, 13, raised £1,180 for Myeloma UK at the 5km Gung Ho Challenge in Heaton Park after mum Tracie, 45, was diagnosed with the disease.

Tracey, from Heaton Moor, said: “I was diagnosed with myeloma in 2012, and my young family have been extremely supportive and brave throughout my treatment.

“Barney decided he wanted to do something to help raise some money to help find a cure for myeloma, so he took part in a very wet cold and muddy 5km Gung Ho Challenge at Heaton Park along with friends Louis Comerford and Jack Comerford.

“They really enjoyed it, and they gave out sweets and balloons, and even got a mention on the PA system.

“Barney set up a Just Giving page and set a target of £200 but has smashed that – I am super proud of him.”

Barney’s dad Craig owns Craig’s Barbers in Heaton Moor and he also has a younger brother, six-year-old Harvey.

Myeloma, also known as multiple myeloma, is a cancer arising from plasma cells, a type of white blood cell which is made in the bone marrow.