Youngster inspired by Sir Captain Tom Moore takes on charity challenge - The Leamington Observer

Youngster inspired by Sir Captain Tom Moore takes on charity challenge

Leamington Editorial 31st May, 2021   0

A SELFLESS youngster who has been inspired by Sir Captain Tom Moore is taking on her own charity challenge.

Keavey Walsh from Warwick is taking on multiple challenges to raise money for Cancer Research UK and diabetes charities.

The eight-year-old Newburgh Primary School said: “I have been learning about Sir Captain Tom Moore at school and what he did for charity before he sadly died. He inspired me so much I wanted to set myself my own challenge.

“One of my best friend’s Sabrina has diabetes and I want to help her and other children and adults like her.

“Cancer also affects so many people and I just really want to help in any way that I can.”

The youngster’s challenges all include the number 100 on what would have been the late Captain Tom’s 101st birthday.

She is completing 100 laps of the park, 100 bounces on the trampoline, 100 minutes of massages, 100 baskets in her basketball net, baking and selling 100 cupcakes and scoring 100 football goals.

Stepmum Abby told the Observer: “Keavey came home from school one day and asked if she could do something to raise money for charity. She is a very caring lovely young girl who wants help people who are not as fortunate as her.

“She is planning on doing these challenges over a period of a couple weeks, she is doing great so far and is eager to finish as soon as possible come rain or shine.”

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