Three-year-old boy smashes target at Mini Great North Run

Harry Watson raised money for Myeloma UK to support his uncle.

A young boy from Longbenton who ran the Mini Great North Run to raise money for an incurable blood cancer charity Myeloma UK, surpassed his target of £100.

Harry Watson and his dad Mark

Harry’s uncle was diagnosed with myeloma back in 2018 at the age of 23, therefore the charity is incredibly close to the family’s heart. Harry’s uncle Josh is now in remission. Myeloma sadly kills 3,000 patients a year in the UK and usually affects those over the age of 35. The disease occurs in the bone marrow, and although incurable, it can be treated. The work Myeloma UK does involves improving the standard of treatment, supporting patients and research.

The Mini Great North was postponed this year after the passing of Her Majesty The Queen, but was rescheduled to take place on October 8. Harry ran alongside his dad Mark, and raised £509 in total with support from his mam, Rebecca and uncle Josh. Rebecca said: “I am so proud seeing Harry complete the Mini Great North Run. He ran the whole way round with a smile on his face. He did amazing. The highlight was not only raising over £500 but seeing Harry so happy while helping!”