Pupils pick a fancy way to raise funds for hospital unit
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A group of primary students have raised nearly £800 for a neo natal unit after taking part in a eight-mile walk whilst in fancy dress.
One of the children taking part was Erin Wilson, 9, whose cousin Chloe Tate died in 2009, aged just three-day- old, having been born with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.
The 11 pupils, all from Dunmow St Mary's Primary School, were raising money for Smile - The Chloe Tate Foundation, which has so far raised more than £42,000 for the neo natal unit at Leeds General Infirmary, where Chloe was cared for.
Erin's mother, Natalie Wilson, who organised the event on May 27, said: "Erin said she wanted to do something to help raise money and I suggested the walk. It feels amazing [to have raised the money]. During the walk the kids were asking about the fundraising and about Chloe. It was a really good day."
To sponsor the walk, visit: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/chloe-elizabeth-tate.