A WIRRAL runner is nearing the end of a 280km running challenge in aid of the building of a centre to help deaf people and needs your support.

Darren Jones, who is also deaf has been running 10km a day for 28 days to raise money for the Merseyside Society for Deaf People (MSDP).

The 35-year-old dad of five from Birkenhead is due to complete the challenge on Sunday and needs your support to help boost funds.

Darren became deaf at 13 months old through meningitis. But he didn't let that hold him back and according to friend Gareth Owens plays a massive role in the deaf community.

Gaz told the Globe: "Darren hosts deaf bingo, but due to covid 19 and the laws on gatherings in doors, this is not allowed.

"But Darren set up a Facebook page to play deaf bingo and keep the deaf community together each week. Darren and his team get together and transfer the prize money to three lucky winners.

"Darren also donates money to all different charities. He does this all for free".

"He's a kind person and loves helping others and loves his family."

For more details on Darren's journey, go to https://msdp.enthuse.com/pf/dj-280km

or https://www.facebook.com/groups/259258168602436/?ref=share