Goring toddlers raise £1,400 for Iona-May

Some of the youngsters from the Camelia Botnar Centre with Iona-May
Some of the youngsters from the Camelia Botnar Centre with Iona-May
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SIX tiny charity dynamos went double the distance to make a difference.

Henry Thorne, three, rounded up his nursery friends and did a sponsored bike rideto raise an amazing £1,400 for his big sister.

Iona-May, four, has quadriplegic cerebral palsy and her family are trying to raise £60,000, to pay for the alterations to their East Preston home that will give her the quality of life she deserves.

But not content with the one-and-a-half-mile route he originally planned, Henry and his nursery companions from the Camelia Botnar Centre, in Wellesley Avenue, Goring – Meggie Chapman, Phoebe Mansell, Jonathan Kundishora, Jasmine Rojas, Zoe and Alex Ferrigno – upped the ante.

Mum Vicki said: “They not only cycled the one-and-a-half miles from George V Avenue to Worthing Pier, but also cycled back again!

“When he got off his bike, and we arrived back at the car, he wiped his hand across his brow and said ‘phew’. He is so comical!”

She added Henry’s pal Jonathan, also three, had raised an impressive £320 in sponsorship money alone.

“We have been very touched by people’s generosity and support,” she said.

Go to www.helpionamay.com for more information on the campaign.