An eleven-year-old schoolgirl has raised more than £400 for the couple who lost two of their sons in the Merryweather Close fire tragedy.
Chloe Webster, a student at Bradley Stoke Community School (BSCS), didn’t know the Whitton family but felt so moved by their loss that she decided to stage a three-mile sponsored run through the town to help raise money for them.
Two police community support officers followed Chloe in their car during her run on Saturday morning and she was met at the finish by a crew of firefighters from Avon Fire & Rescue.
Town Mayor Ben Walker was on hand at the finish to accept, on behalf of the Whitton family, a cheque for the £408 raised through sponsorship from family, friends and teachers.
Chloe’s mum Claire told The Journal that the Whitton’s eldest son Adam, a Year 12 student BSCS, had this week visited Chloe to thank her for her fundraising efforts.
Elsewhere, tickets are now available for a major event at BAWA, Filton, on Saturday 23rd April that will raise funds for the three families affected by the fire. Further details are available on the Victims of Merryweather Bradley Stoke group page on Facebook.
Related link: Merryweather Close Fire Victims Appeal Fund
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