A six-year-old girl whose granddad had surgery for lymphoma this year has taken on her latest charity challenge to raise money for others who have suffered with the condition.
Charlotte Baker from Retford, started fundraising for causes last year after something she heard on the radio prompted the question to her mum: “Do you know that there are boys and girls that don’t have parents?”
After a discussion with her parents, she decided she wanted to do something to help because “it is nice and kind”.
From there the enterprising youngster took it upon herself to organise and host a charity coffee morning, and even wrote the invitations herself.
The morning raised an impressive £400 for Children in Need – and now Charlotte is at it again.
Mum Emma said: “This year Charlotte decided to raise money for Lymphoma. She chose the Lymphoma charity saying she wanted to raise money to help her Grandad.
“Charlotte’s granddad was diagnosed with Lymphoma some years ago and has thankfully been in remission for some time. After seeing her granddad have surgery this year Charlotte decided she wanted to do something to help.”
The big hearted primary school pupil has now raised another £400 for her chosen cause by completing the 1.5k Spartan Race at Marston Lodge, Market Harbrough with her dad, Simon.
“As parents we are so proud of our daughters achievement at completing the race-she didn’t give up despite getting tearful during the race at the overwhelming challenges in front of her,” said Emma.
“To us Charlotte is an inspiration and we feel so lucky to have such a kind hearted, thoughtful and determined daughter.”
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