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Ashford Brother and Sister raise nearly £9,000 for Children with Cancer UK

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SISTER and brother Evie (6) and Tommy (4) Ward, have raised nearly £9,000 for the charity Children with Cancer UK by taking part in the Mini Superhero Challenge.

Children with Cancer UK, the UK’s leading charity dedicated to research into childhood cancer, is calling for little heroes across the country to take part in the Mini Superhero Challenge to help save young lives.

Over twelve days, Evie and Tommy helped their parents, Karley and Andy Ward, with household chores while wearing their superhero outfits. The siblings helped with chores such as clothes washing, clearing up after mealtimes, hoovering and cleaning the kitchen. The siblings chose to take part in the challenge in memory of their sister, Isobelle who passed away due to a brain tumour last year. So far, they have raised £8,788 for Children with Cancer UK.

In 2018, Isobelle was diagnosed with a brain tumour. After seven months of intense chemotherapy treatment, Isobelle sadly passed away last year at just 18 months old. After hearing about the Mini Superhero Challenge, the Ward family decided to take part in order to provide a focus during the lockdown.

The Mini Superhero Challenge is an initiative from Children with Cancer UK which is calling for children across the country to take part in fundraising activities to help fund research into childhood cancer. Fundraising ideas include performing chores, walking a mile a day or taking part in a readathon.

Commenting on her children’s fundraising efforts, Karley Ward commented:

“The Mini Superhero Challenge has been a great way for the whole family to focus during the lockdown and it has been a fantastic way to raise money for Children with Cancer UK, in memory of Isobelle. The Challenge is an amazing and fun way for children to raise money for an incredible charity, which does such great work. It has given Evie and Tommy a great sense of accomplishment, and they enjoyed doing the chores so much, they are going to carry on! The support and generosity we have received have blown us away and we are so grateful for everyone’s support.”

Children with Cancer UK CEO, Mark Brider said:

“We want to say thank you to Evie and Tommy for their fantastic fundraising efforts. The Mini Superhero Challenge is a great way to raise much-needed funds for the fight against childhood cancer while at home. I would like to thank all the little heroes who have taken part in their own challenges.”

To donate to Evie and Tommy’s Mini Superhero Challenge visit here. For more information about Children with Cancer UK’s Mini Superhero Challenge visit – https://superhero.childrenwithcancer.org.uk/.

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