September 2016: Caring teenagers raise £900 for charity


TEENAGE students have raised an amazing £900 for charity by taking part in two events.

Felicity Heys and her best friend Ella McGovern, both 13 and in Year 9 at Haslingden High School, got friends and family to sponsor them to complete a Midnight Walk in the city centre of Manchester and a Pretty Mudder in Blackpool.

They raised £500 for St Ann’s Hospice in Manchester and a further £400 for Cancer Research UK.

Their mums, Sarah and Louise, accompanied their daughters on the challenges.

Felicity, from Accrington, said: “In Blackpool we completed a 5k run with different obstacles along the way. We also got a lot of water thrown over us and squirted at us while we were doing the run.

“It was really good, but we did get quite muddy.”

One of the obstacles saw them go down an inflatable slide and land in a mud bath.

Felicity added: “It was good way to raise money and we were pleased it was going to help other people.”

She completed the Pretty Mudder in memory of her Grandad Ron, from Baxenden, who died from cancer a couple of years ago.

Ella, from Helmshore, was competing in memory of her great grandmother’s partner Colin Best and to support her great-granddad Ron who is fighting cancer.

They will be looking to tackle further fundraisers next year.