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POPPY PEDALS FOR A GOOD CAUSE

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A FOUR-YEAR-OLD girl has cycled a mammoth 26 miles for charity.

Poppy Napthine has completed the huge journey over seven days to raise money for YMCA DownsLink Group, which tackles the issues of youth homelessne­ss and provides a safe home to 1,400 young people across Surrey and Sussex.

So far, Poppy has raised more than £1,400 as part of the 2.6 challenge, which was set up to raise money for charities that will have lost out because the London Marathon was cancelled. Poppy admitted she had found going up hills hard and that she also liked to “stop for snacks”. Us too!

Poppy’s dad told us: “The family are really proud of her… I can’t believe that she has cycled so far. It’s a real positive that will come out of these times.” Well done, Poppy!

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