A HESWALL schoolgirl is gearing up to run 2K in memory of her dad.

10-year-old Niamh Campbell is taking part in the Dash for Dad on Father's Day, organised by charity Child Bereavement UK.

Child Bereavement UK supports families and educates professionals both when a baby or child of any age dies or is dying, and when a child is facing bereavement. The charity, based in Widnes, supported Niamh and her family following the death of her father.

A keen runner, Niamh has already completed a one-mile charity run and is looking to raise cash in memory of her dad.

Her mum Monica told the Globe: "There’s absolutely nothing available in Wirral for bereaved children.

"I spent a year looking for support before I found Child Bereavement UK in Cheshire.

"When Niamh first came to the charity she wasn’t great, but they gave her something positive to focus on each week.

"I don’t know what we’d have done without Child Bereavement UK.”

Niamh is also looking to hold a bake sale with help from her mum for the charity.

She said: "It was difficult at first.

"I thought talking wouldn’t help at all but, actually, it made me feel a lot better.”

The Dash for Dad will take place at Runcorn Hill Park Visitors’ Centre from 10am on Sunday, June 16.

There are 1km and 2km challenges to choose from and every runner gets a medal.

Entry is £5 for adults, £2.50 for under 16s and the under 4s are free.

To register to take part go to https://childbereavementuk.org/ or call 01928 577 164.