Ise Lodge Kestrals under 10s raise hundreds for children's cancer charity

The young footballers took part in the 2.6 challenge

Thursday, 28th May 2020, 4:30 pm
The Ise Lodge Kestrels under 10s raised an amazing amount of money for a special cause

The Ise Lodge Kestrels under 10s football team raised hundreds for children's cancer charity CLIC Sargent after taking part in the 2.6 Challenge.

On Sunday, May 10, the Ise Lodge under 10s team aimed to travel a combined 26 miles by either running, cycling, walking or even hopping.

The team's efforts saw them smash their distance and fundraising targets, they completed 55 miles between them and raised an incredible £740.

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The money is going towards a fundraising page set up in memory of Rosie Thompson Pratt, auntie of Kestrel's player Orla Pratt, who sadly passed away aged 19 in November 2016.

Rosie's fundraising page said: "Rosie was taken to hospital on the morning of the 27th of November, diagnosed with sepsis, further diagnosed with Leukaemia, and passed away at just gone 9pm that very same day.

"Neither Rosie nor her family had any idea of her underlying Acute Leukaemia as Rosie was always sassy, quick witted, beautiful and full of life.

"This is why the family have chosen CLIC Sargent as Rosie's memorial charity. CLIC Sargent provides support for young people and their families living with cancer."

CLIC Sargent supports children, young people and their families from the moment of diagnosis. It offers financial support for families to help them stay with children undergoing treatment, nursing care at home, and emotional and educational support.

If the worst happens, the charity also offers support to young cancer patients and their families facing the unthinkable.

The JustGiving page has raised a total of £11,186 for CLIC Sargeant in Rosie's memory.

You can donate to the page here.

Well done, Ise Lodge Kestrels!

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