Skegness teens in charity walk

Chantel Lodge and Bianca Cooke. Photo by Amy Gallivan.
Chantel Lodge and Bianca Cooke. Photo by Amy Gallivan.

TWO dedicated sixth form students from Skegness have set themselves an ambitious challenge to help raise money for an important charity.

Chantel Lodge, 16, of Skegness and Bianca Cooke, 17, of Winthorpe have set up a sponsored fancy dress walk to collect funds for FSID (Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths).

The Skegness Academy students will walk from The Clock Tower restaurant at noon to Fantasy Island in Ingoldmells dressed in fancy dress with their friends on Sunday, February 19.

“Me and Bianca are dressing up as Mini and Mickey Mouse and we hope our friends will also dress in carton fancy dress outfits,” said Chantel.

“We are both doing a health and social care course and we think this will be an excellent way of raising money for such an important charity but also show how dedicated we are to our course by actively doing something,” added Bianca.

The Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths is the UK’s leading baby charity aiming to prevent unexpected deaths in infancy and promote infant health.

FSID also funds research, supports families whose babies have died suddenly and unexpectedly and works with other people to improve investigation when a baby dies.

Francine Bates, FSID chief executive, said of the girl’s challenge, “FSID relies on supporter events such as these to fund our vital research and bereavement support services.

“We’d like to say a big thank you to Chantel and Bianca and wish them the best of luck on their challenge.”

This is the girls first challenge of this type but they say they want to do more to raise money for charity in the future.

“I would like to set up a sky diving challenge or do something like that in the future.

“This is just the first challenge but I’m hoping we can do a lot more to raise money.

“It’s very exciting and I hope our friends want to join us on the Sunday of the walk to support us,” added Chantel.

To sponsor Chantel and Bianca or for further details call 07557 887329.