Emmerdale's Lawrence Robb urges people to sign up to Leeds 10K to help kids with cancer
Emmerdale actor Lawrence Robb is urging people to join him on the Leeds 10K charity run to raise funds to help children with cancer in September.
Chemo Ducks are soft toys fitted with medical lines and ports which mirror the diagnosed child.
They provide support throughout the child's medical journey and help them cope with the many challenging and, sometimes, painful treatments they have to endure.
Starting in 2004 in the US, Chemo Duck was designed by Lu Sipos for her son Gabe when he was diagnosed with cancer.
In 2015, Give A Duck’s founding members Andrew and Karen Phillips from Wakefield contacted Lu to expand the program to the UK when their son was diagnosed with leukemia at the age of seven.
Starting at Leeds Children’s Hospital they now work with 27 hospitals and specialist treatment centre’s throughout the UK.
Robb, who plays Emmerdale bad boy Mackenzie Boyd, said: "I hope that as many people as possible will join me in running for such a worthwhile charity.
"This is a very simple and effective way of helping children deal with the challenge of a lifetime.
"I’d love to run with as many people as possible helping to raise money for such a worthy cause.”
The Leeds 10k is on Sunday, September 5.
Brian Curran, Give A Duck’s fundraiser said:” We are so grateful to Lawrence for giving up his time to support us.
"The last year has been extremely challenging for the charity and this event can help us regain income we lost last year.”
To register for the run, visit www.giveaduck.org.uk/store/ and to sponsor Lawrence, visit www.justgiving.com/fundraising/lawrencerobb.
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