Farnley: Help young Chloe raise Candlelighters cash by sponsoring abseil

17 March 2019

An inspirational girl from the 8th South-West Leeds Scouting Group in Farnley has set her sites high for her latest fundraising efforts.

As reported a couple of weeks ago, 13-year-old Chloe Thompson will be awarded the Scouting Medal for Meritorious Conduct for acted as a stem cell donor and fundraiser for her little sister, Summer Rose, who sadly died from leukaemia in November 2017 aged just two years old.

Chloe in hospital following the procedure

Farnley Academy pupil Chloe is set to continue her charity heroics in June when she tackles a 60ft abseil down the Michael Sadler Building at the University of Leeds to raise money for Candlelighters. Chloe said:

“Candlelighters have been there since the start of Summer’s cancer journey. They have helped us immensely and we would like to show our gratitude so we have created this [fundraising] page because I want to make a difference. I’m inspired by the work of Candlelighters and wanted to support them by raising money.”

Chloe, who has been tireless in raising both funds for the charities of Candlelighters and Noonan Syndrome Association, also contributed a significant amount to fund-raising for Toby Nye’s treatment by being sponsored to have her hair shaved off.

She’ll be doing the abseil with dad, Gareth.

Chloe’s fundraising page can be found here.

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