Little legs step out on a big challenge

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LITTLE legs with big hearts strode, toddled or were pushed to raise money for cancer patients in one of the first events of its kind in the country on Sunday.

Little Legs for Life, an offshoot of Cancer Rearch UK’s Race For Life, saw some 150 youngsters, aged up to 12 years old, don all sorts of fancy dress to help raise around £5,000 from the event staged at Nowton Park, Bury St Edmunds.

It helps young people who may be affected by cancer in many ways show their support but for whom Race For Life’s 5k event may be a little long.

Instead, at Nowton Park they could tackle a 70m track as many times as they liked, with some as young as four months old being pushed along.

Adding to the fun were a bouncy castle, a 55ft high crane ride, bouncy castle, raffle and prize for most sponsorship.

It was organised by friends Catherine Sheppard and Chloe Gibney – who have been affected by cancer –Ann Sheppard, Gemma Partridge and Keith Sheppard, whpo said they were grateful to raffle prize donors and other supporters.

Sponsorship money should be sent to Cancer Research UK, 5 Priors Close, Rougham IP30 9LL.