'She's the bravest person I know' - mum pays tribute to special needs daughter who has raised over £1000 by running Cardiff fun run
11:02am Monday 9th September 2013 in News
A SPECIAL needs girl, described as “the bravest person I know” by her mum, has raised a whopping £1,133 by running the Cardiff 2k Fun Run.
Six-year-old Mair Hill is fundraising for charity Afasic, which supports children with speech and language impairments.
The charity also has links with the speech and language unit at Llandough Primary School, where Mair attends.
She suffers from a severe speech and language disorder and a global development delay.
Her mum, Ceri, said she had set out to raise just £100 but had beaten that ten times over, largely thanks to Facebook and Twitter.
“She's been retweeted by Shane Williams, Ian Rankin, Val McDermid and Stuart MacBride,” she said.
“She's also had support from local businesses with the Smile Studio in Penarth donating a huge £50!
“Her Uncle Gethin raised £150 on his RAF base, and the support from across the board has been amazing.
“Afasic are part of the team of people who have changed our lives.
“I'm so proud of Mair, she's made a huge difference in spite of her own personal hurdles.
“In a nutshell, she understands a lot but really struggles to talk and is usually only understood by those closest to her.
“She is the bravest person I know.”