Walkers set to bang the drum for Grace's charity

Grace Hitchens

Grace Hitchens

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A couple are drumming up support for a girl with a rare condition.

Steve Janetta and partner Marina Waymouth are walking 100 miles around West Yorkshire – playing a drum.

Their effort is to back nine-year-old Bingley girl Grace Hitchens, who has a life-limiting neurodegenerative condition, Niemann Pick Type C, and raise funds for her charities, Niemann Pick UK and Martin House Hospice.

Mr Janetta, a drumming teacher in Baildon, said: “I heard about Grace’s condition through her aunt, whom I teach.

“It is heartbreaking to see the illness taking hold of Grace, but we are also incredibly moved by the courage she and her family show every day. Our aim is to raise £10,000 for the charities, which have provided tremendous support to the family.”

To donate, visit justgiving.com/ gracehitchens1 or text DRUM52 followed by the amount to 70070.

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