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Daughter of ex-Whites star Gary Parkinson takes part in a 5k run

DAUGHTER of former Bolton Wanderers star Gary Parkinson, who is battling the devastating "locked-in" syndrome, and her school pals took part in a 5k run to raise money for a trust set up in her father's name.

Sophie, along with nine pupils, teachers and staff ­— including headteacher Tony McCabe ­— at St Joseph's RC High School in Horwich took part in the recent 5k and found out this week they had raised £1,500 for the Gary Parkinson Trust.

She said: "The school have been great in supporting my Dad’s Trust and it has been great to doing something with my friends and teachers.

“We originally set ourselves a fundraising target of £200, so to actually raise well over £1500 is incredible and an achievement for everybody who was involved. All we can say is thank you.”