Siblings take on Mini Mudder to support Romford children’s charity

14:30 21 September 2016

Finlay and Libbi Kelly covered in mud from head to toe at the finish line.

Finlay and Libbi Kelly covered in mud from head to toe at the finish line.

Lennox children's cancer fund

A pair of siblings whose younger brother has cancer battled through a muddy obstacle course to raise money for a local children’s charity.

Harrison Kelly with lenny the lion was diagnosed the day before his third birthday.Harrison Kelly with lenny the lion was diagnosed the day before his third birthday.

Finlay and Libbi Kelly, aged 11 and 12, wanted to show their appreciation for the Lennox Children’s Charity Fund because of the support they’ve given to their four-year-old brother Harrison.

The pair managed to raise over 150 pounds as they battled there way through a muddy one mile obstacle course in West Sussex, known as the Fruit Shoot Mini Mudder.

“Libbi and Finlay are extremely helpful, they are obviously going through a tough time, seeing their brother being treated for Leukaemia,” said their mum, Nikki Shaw. “They are so thoughtful, they will always do everything they can to help. I am really proud of them all.”

The Dagenham based family have been provided a respite holiday and emotional support since Harrison was diagnosed with the disease, and Nikki is pleased that her children wanted to give something back.

Libbi and Finlay wanted to support the charity that's helped their brother.Libbi and Finlay wanted to support the charity that's helped their brother.

“Lennox has helped us enormously, so the children wanted to do something special to help other families who the charity help,” said Nikki.

The charity, based in High Street, Romford, now hope to get more young fundraisers to take up their cause.

“At the moment we are trying to work closer with our local community and to pull in as many fundraisers as we can,” said Lisa Denison, family support worker for Lennox.

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