Young girl’s heartfelt challenge

Amber Sparey

Amber Sparey - Credit: Archant

A KINDHEARTED Clevedon girl has raised money for Cancer Research UK after learning her great aunt is unwell.

Amber Sparey, aged nine, took on a sponsored cycle ride along the Strawberry Line from Yatton to Cheddar which took three hours to complete.

The St John’s Primary School pupil organised the challenge herself, with a little help from her aunty Amy, after learning her great aunt had been diagnosed with terminal cancer.

Amber’s grandmother, Barbara Britton, who she lives with in Ruddymead said: “After I told her my sister wasn’t well, she organised this all herself.

“She even rang the charity up at one point to ask for more sponsorship forms.


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“I was really chuffed with her and it meant a lot.”

Amber, who also collected donations in a tin during the ride, is still collecting in sponsorship money from her friends and family.

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This was the second good deed Amber has completed for charity this year after collecting £40 from shoppers in Portishead for the Harvey Hext Appeal, which aims to raise enough money to send a seriously ill boy from Winford to America for pioneering treatment.

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