The reception was held in the Mayor's Parlour. / SUR

Mayor of Gibraltar holds reception for Team Reilly

The team is named after Reilly Roper, a five-year-old who is now recovering from leukaemia, having received treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital

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The mayor of Gibraltar, Christian Santos, held an evening reception for the 'Running 4 Reilly' team this week. This group of family and friends ran the London Royal Parks Half Marathon to raise money for the Great Ormond Street Hospital Children's Charity in the British capital. They have raised almost £30,000 to date.

The team is named after Reilly Roper, a five-year-old who is now recovering from leukaemia, having received treatment at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

The mayor welcomed Reilly's parents Kevin and Catherine Roper, and his siblings Holly and Caitlyn to the Mayor's Parlour to acknowledge Team Reilly, the marathon participants consisting of Becca Ramirez, Louis Bado, Louise Gonçalves, Seamus Byrne, Dominic Hernandez and Julian Hernandez. The runners' families were also present to help celebrate the achievement.

Mr Santos described Reilly as a superhero and an inspiration to all who meet him, and said his story has touched the heart of the whole community.