Youngsters got on their bike to show their support
A group of pals who play together on their street were full of pedal power when they organised a bike-themed fundraiser in aid of St Catherine’s Hospice.
Lily, Charlotte, Eimear, Catriona and Toby are all friends from the close-knit estate where they live in Fulwood.
One day when they were feeling bored they got their heads together and came up with a way to put their spare time to good use raising money for charity.
Inspired by the opening of the new St Catherine’s charity shop in Black Bull Lane, they picked the hospice as their chosen charity and set about organising a bike obstacle course out in their street.
They were each put to the test negotiating a series of twists, turns and cones, and by the end of the afternoon had collected a brilliant £128 in sponsorship for St Catherine’s.
Nine-year-old Lily’s mum Debbie said: “We were all really impressed with how they came up with the event so quickly.
“They were keen to do something positive for charity and they had found out more about St Catherine’s through the shop which has just opened nearby – so that seemed like the perfect choice.
“All the neighbours were very generous with their sponsorship and we’re so proud of them all that they managed to raise this money for such a brilliant local cause.”
Emma Jacovelli, fundraiser at St Catherine’s, said: “A big thank you goes to all the children who worked so hard to organise this fantastic fundraiser and to all those who sponsored them so generously.
“The funds raised will help us make a difference to local people when it really matters most.”
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