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13-year-old Lea fundraiser cycles 50 laps of Jubilee Park

Posted on - 20th September, 2021 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Lea, People, Preston News
Cheque presentation with Kaitlyn, Mum and Baby Beat Manager Cathy Skidmore

A 13-year-old Lea fundraiser has raised £465 for charity after cycling 50 laps of Jubilee Park.

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On 20 August, Kaitlyn Marsden raised funds for Baby Beat, which supports the maternity and neonatal units across Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Kaitlyn cycled a total of 15 kilometres around the park in Lea in one day.

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Kaitlyn’s mum, Adelle, said: “Kaitlyn has wanted to raise funds for the poorly babies on neonatal at Royal Preston Hospital for a while.

“We came up with the idea of cycling 50 laps of our local Jubilee Park, and the summer holidays were the perfect time to do this. She’s been so excited to take on the challenge and checking daily how her JustGiving page has been doing.”

Kaitlyn’ aunt, Victoria Marsden, set up the page to help her raise funds, which have surpassed her original target of £300.

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Baby Beat manager Cathy Skidmore said: “Kaitlyn’s incredible challenge has raised £465.92 so far. It is a fantastic amount, and we’re so thankful for her time and amazing accomplishment.

“Fundraising is so important, especially following the impact the pandemic has had on fundraising. Like many other charities, we have been affected, but with the world opening up again, we’re coming out the other side.

“Kaitlyn’s funds play such an important part and will go to further help babies, mums and mums-to-be throughout Lancashire.”

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Baby Beat depends on the support of its fundraisers and volunteers. With more than 30 years behind the charity, Baby Beat plays a role in Lancashire Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s maternity and neonatal services.

For more information, visit – https://babybeat.org.uk/

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