Girl takes on daily cy­cle to raise funds

West Sussex County Times - - Your News - Jas­min Martin

A six-year-old girl from South­wa­ter is rais­ing money for char­ity by cy­cling one mile ev­ery day in foot­ball shirts un­til she goes back to school in Septem­ber.

Maya Litch­field started her fundraiser trav­el­ling from her home in Ro­man Lane to South­wa­ter Coun­try Park and back on Satur­day, June 20, in aid of Great Or­mond Street Hospi­tal.

Claire Litch­field, Maya’s mum, said: “Maya de­cided she wanted to raise money for Great Or­mond Street as she kept see­ing the advert on TV and wanted to help the chil­dren she saw on the advert.

“She got a new bike and wanted to chal­lenge her­self whilst rais­ing money for char­ity. She came up with the idea of go­ing out on her bike to the local coun­try park and back ev­ery day wear­ing her favourite foot­ball shirts – her and her daddy are

Tot­ten­ham Hot­spur and Hor­sham FC fans.

“She wants to carry on un­til she goes back to school in Septem­ber as her school didn’t have the ca­pac­ity to take her back so she wanted to do some­thing to help peo­ple whilst she was at home.”

The South­wa­ter In­fant School pupil has al­ready raised more than her tar­get of £200, and she has re­ceived a let­ter of sup­port from Hor­sham MP Jeremy Quin and sup­port from Hor­sham FC on the club’s Face­book page.

Claire said: “We are all very proud of her. She ropes all the fam­ily into go­ing with her on the bike rides.

“She’s al­ready raised £415 on her just giv­ing page which is over dou­ble what she aimed to raise, so she’s very happy”

To do­nate, visit https://www.just­giv­ing. com/crowd­fund­ing/ claire-litch­field?utm_ term=YAa7Vk8WM

Maya Litch­field

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