Potters Bar running club raises cash in honour of little Ryan

PUBLISHED: 14:29 27 September 2017 | UPDATED: 14:33 27 September 2017

Members of Revive Running Club, based in Potters Bar, ran their 'Monopoly Run' in London to raise money for the charity, Love Me, Love My Face. 
Picture: Revive Running Club

Members of Revive Running Club, based in Potters Bar, ran their 'Monopoly Run' in London to raise money for the charity, Love Me, Love My Face. Picture: Revive Running Club

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The family of a little boy with a genetic disorder have been touched by the efforts of a Potters Bar running group, who have raised nearly £6,000 in his honour.

Members of Revive Running Club, based in Potters Bar, ran their 'Monopoly Run' in London to raise money for the charity, Love Me, Love My Face. 
Picture: Revive Running ClubMembers of Revive Running Club, based in Potters Bar, ran their 'Monopoly Run' in London to raise money for the charity, Love Me, Love My Face. Picture: Revive Running Club

Bright and bubbly Ryan Henry-Macklin, who is 18 months old, was born ten weeks prematurely with Treacher Collins Syndrome (TCS).

The condition only affects physical features of the face, not intelligence.

Ryan has no outer ears and was born with a cleft palate.

A feeding pump feeds him eighteen hours a day through a tube into his intestine.

Members of Revive Running Club, based in Potters Bar, ran their 'Monopoly Run' in London to raise money for the charity, Love Me, Love My Face. 
Picture: Revive Running ClubMembers of Revive Running Club, based in Potters Bar, ran their 'Monopoly Run' in London to raise money for the charity, Love Me, Love My Face. Picture: Revive Running Club

He also has a tracheostomy to assist his breathing and wears two hearing aids.

Ryan’s granddad David Macklin is a member of the Potters Bar Revive Running Club and on Sunday 45 of them raced around London to raise money for Love Me, Love My Face, which is a new charity helping those with TCS and their families.

Mr Macklin, who produces shows at Potters Bar’s Wyllyotts Centre, said: “Ryan is a beautiful little kid.

“He has been in and out of hospital quite a lot and there are many more visits to come.

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“It’s lovely that the club is supporting Ryan.”

The Revive runners call their 17-mile London run, The Monopoly Run, as they visit all the places on the monopoly board, or places to represent the boardgame locations.

They have raised money for various charities over the last five years.

On their fundraising page, they state: “Ryan is a very contented little boy with a fantastic personality!”

Members of Revive Running Club, based in Potters Bar, ran their 'Monopoly Run' in London to raise money for the charity, Love Me, Love My Face. 
Picture: Revive Running ClubMembers of Revive Running Club, based in Potters Bar, ran their 'Monopoly Run' in London to raise money for the charity, Love Me, Love My Face. Picture: Revive Running Club

Hair stylist Lisa Metselaar, 49, who works in Potters Bar, founded The Monopoly Run.

She said: “The run is great fun. It’s not serious, it’s not a race.

“Sunday was fabulous and the sun shone.

“There were lots of us there. It was amazing.

Members of Revive Running Club, based in Potters Bar, ran their 'Monopoly Run' in London to raise money for the charity, Love Me, Love My Face. 
Picture: Revive Running ClubMembers of Revive Running Club, based in Potters Bar, ran their 'Monopoly Run' in London to raise money for the charity, Love Me, Love My Face. Picture: Revive Running Club

“Everyone had a great time.

“Ryan came down with his mum so we had lots of photos taken with him.

“Some people were really nervous about the run and had only covered three or five miles before, but I said you’ll be fine.

“It’s a great way of seeing London.”

Members of Revive Running Club, based in Potters Bar, ran their 'Monopoly Run' in London to raise money for the charity, Love Me, Love My Face. 
Picture: Revive Running ClubMembers of Revive Running Club, based in Potters Bar, ran their 'Monopoly Run' in London to raise money for the charity, Love Me, Love My Face. Picture: Revive Running Club

Revive Running Club “is just a group of running friends” who meet on Tuesdays and Thursdays outside the Revive Gym in Darkes Lane, Potters Bar.

To donate, visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/the-monopoly-board-runners

Members of Revive Running Club, based in Potters Bar, ran their 'Monopoly Run' in London to raise money for the charity, Love Me, Love My Face. 
Picture: Revive Running ClubMembers of Revive Running Club, based in Potters Bar, ran their 'Monopoly Run' in London to raise money for the charity, Love Me, Love My Face. Picture: Revive Running Club

Members of Revive Running Club, based in Potters Bar, ran their 'Monopoly Run' in London to raise money for the charity, Love Me, Love My Face. 
Picture: Revive Running ClubMembers of Revive Running Club, based in Potters Bar, ran their 'Monopoly Run' in London to raise money for the charity, Love Me, Love My Face. Picture: Revive Running Club

Members of Revive Running Club, based in Potters Bar, ran their 'Monopoly Run' in London to raise money for the charity, Love Me, Love My Face. 
Picture: Revive Running ClubMembers of Revive Running Club, based in Potters Bar, ran their 'Monopoly Run' in London to raise money for the charity, Love Me, Love My Face. Picture: Revive Running Club

Members of Revive Running Club, based in Potters Bar, ran their 'Monopoly Run' in London to raise money for the charity, Love Me, Love My Face. 
Picture: Revive Running ClubMembers of Revive Running Club, based in Potters Bar, ran their 'Monopoly Run' in London to raise money for the charity, Love Me, Love My Face. Picture: Revive Running Club

Revive running club member David Macklin with his grandson Ryan and daughter Vicki Henry-Macklin, both of whom have Treacher Collins Syndrome (TCS).
Picture: Revive Running ClubRevive running club member David Macklin with his grandson Ryan and daughter Vicki Henry-Macklin, both of whom have Treacher Collins Syndrome (TCS). Picture: Revive Running Club

Members of Revive Running Club, based in Potters Bar, ran their 'Monopoly Run' in London to raise money for the charity, Love Me, Love My Face. 
Picture: Revive Running ClubMembers of Revive Running Club, based in Potters Bar, ran their 'Monopoly Run' in London to raise money for the charity, Love Me, Love My Face. Picture: Revive Running Club

Members of Revive Running Club, based in Potters Bar, ran their 'Monopoly Run' in London to raise money for the charity, Love Me, Love My Face. 
Picture: Revive Running ClubMembers of Revive Running Club, based in Potters Bar, ran their 'Monopoly Run' in London to raise money for the charity, Love Me, Love My Face. Picture: Revive Running Club

Members of Revive Running Club, based in Potters Bar, ran their 'Monopoly Run' in London to raise money for the charity, Love Me, Love My Face. 
Picture: Revive Running ClubMembers of Revive Running Club, based in Potters Bar, ran their 'Monopoly Run' in London to raise money for the charity, Love Me, Love My Face. Picture: Revive Running Club

Lisa Metselaar, of Revive Running Club, with Ryan.
Picture: Revive Running ClubLisa Metselaar, of Revive Running Club, with Ryan. Picture: Revive Running Club

Members of Revive Running Club, based in Potters Bar, ran their 'Monopoly Run' in London to raise money for the charity, Love Me, Love My Face. 
Picture: Revive Running ClubMembers of Revive Running Club, based in Potters Bar, ran their 'Monopoly Run' in London to raise money for the charity, Love Me, Love My Face. Picture: Revive Running Club

Members of Revive Running Club, based in Potters Bar, ran their 'Monopoly Run' in London to raise money for the charity, Love Me, Love My Face. 
Picture: Revive Running ClubMembers of Revive Running Club, based in Potters Bar, ran their 'Monopoly Run' in London to raise money for the charity, Love Me, Love My Face. Picture: Revive Running Club

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