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Trek across Pennines to raise funds for Joseph's Goal

Family and friends of a ten-year-old boy with a rare and life-limiting genetic disorder are putting their feet up for a rest - after completing a gruelling 58 mile walk to raise money into research and a cure.

Joseph Kendrick has Non-Ketotic Hyperglycinemia. Credit: ITV Yorkshire

Joseph Kendrick has Non-Ketotic Hyperglycinemia, which affects one in 60,000 new-borns. The condition is so serious that less than 500 people in the world are living with it.

Joseph’s Goal has been set up to raise funds and awareness into NKH.

Joseph was born at Leeds General Infirmary and lived in the city for several years but he and his family moved back to Wigan to be nearer to grandparents and help and support.

Last year supporters raised £36,000 in a walk from Wigan Athletic's ground to Fleetwood. And they have just completed a 3-day 58 mile trek across the Pennines from Wigan to Leeds United's ground at Elland Road, with one of the party doing the whole walk backwards!

Wigan's chief executive Jonathan Jackson and chairman Darren Royle met the walkers as they arrived at Elland Road - Mr Jackson did 44 miles of the walk himself. And there were more celebrations to come, with Wigan beating Leeds 2-1.

  • Keiran Crompton - fundraiser and Paul Kendrick, Joseph's father