Non-stop 200 mile run to help youngster walk again

William Stones and Ronnie Staton
William Stones and Ronnie Staton

A Gainsborough man is getting ready to run 200 miles without stopping to raise money for therapy to help a little boy walk again.

Ronnie Staton, who works at Outklass Fitness in East Drayton, will tackle the Coast to Coast from Whitehaven to Robin Hood’s bay in Yorkshire on 25th July.

He is raising money for four-year-old William Stones. He suffered a cardiac arrest three years ago, and was unable to move, see or hear for six months.

Basic abilities such as walking, talking and eating became impossible for William, and he has required expensive specialist therapy.

His father David said: “He is doing amazingly well, and the therapy seems to be making significant progress - he recently learned to walk with a frame over short distances.”

It will take Ronnie over 50 hours to complete his mammouth journey across the country, which is planned with no time for any breaks and no sleep.

“I believe in the huge value in helping others whilst on your own journey to be all you can be,” said Ronnie.

“I will run the coast to coast to fundraise for William to help him with his journey to be the best that he can be.”

As well as the 200-mile run, there is a family fun day planned at Outklass fitness on Sunday 30th June.

“We want to put on a great day for the community, and also raise money and awareness for William,” added David.

The day will feature a host of traditional summer fair activities alongside sporting demonstrations, a 5km race and fun run.

The fun day runs from 10am to 4pm and costs £2 entry.

For more information about either of the fundraising events or to get involved, contact David Stones on 07921 517852 or email dave@williamstonestrustfund.com