A FAMILY that has raised thousands of pounds for a Wirral charity helping children with cerebral palsy has not let the coronavirus lockdown slow down their big-hearted efforts.

Victoria and Anthony Booth from Little Sutton are keen fundraisers for Stick 'n' Step, which supports their four-year-old son Mason, by providing conductive education to help develop his independence.

With the Chester Half Marathon postponed until September and Mason needing to be shielded for the foreseeable future, Victoria is going to complete the distance in her garden instead.

Following careful measuring, it has been agreed that 358 laps equates to the 13.1 miles half marathon distance.

Victoria plans to undertake the challenge next week.

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Victoria and Anthony Booth with four-year-old son Mason

The Booth family has so far raised more than £18,000 for Stick 'n' Step, having taken part in the Santa Dash in Liverpool and supporting the organisation's famous annual golf day.

Anthony has cycled across the UK and Ireland.

Mason (pictured, below) has been attending weekly conductive education sessions at Stick ‘n’ Step’s Wallasey centre since 2017.

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Victoria said: "Stick'n'Step has been a very important part of Mason's development and we cannot thank the charity enough.

"We have seen Mason improve in his ability to sit, stand while aided and overcome quite severe separation anxiety.

"It can be quite overwhelming at times caring for a child with a disability but Stick 'n' Step has always offered support so has not only helped Mason but Anthony and me too."

To help Victoria’s fundraising efforts, go to their Just Giving page https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/mason-sns