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Wheelchair race raises charity cash

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A wheelchair race through the aisles of Wisbech Morrisons has raised almost £2,000 for Whizz-Kidz.

Ten-year-old Rhiannon Croft challenged Morrisons employee Sue Greene to a race to celebrate getting her lightweight wheelchair. And of course she won.

Rhiannon also used the opportunity to raise money for the mobility charity which helped her to get the chair she had wanted for so long.

Whizz-Kidz stepped in to provide Rhiannon with the chair so she could be more independent, as her old chair was too heavy for her to use by herself.

The race has raised a whopping £1,700, smashing the Outwell schoolgirl’s original target of £500.

Mum Janet Hennebery was there to cheer on her daughter and said: “I’m proud of everything she does.”

Jessica Hiscocks, from Whizz-Kidz, said: “We are all so proud of Rhiannon’s fantastic efforts in raising funds for Whizz-Kidz to help other children and young people gain access to the right equipment, services and support.

“Rhiannon has done so incredibly well, especially considering her original target was £500 and she is near to £1700! It is so selfless and kind for Rhiannon to be helping children just like her.”

We have uploaded a video of Rhiannon and Sue’s race onto our website – check it out at www.fenlandcitizen.co.uk

And you can still donate to her fundraising appeal at www.justgiving.com/janet-hennebery

 

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