30 fundraisers tackle Three Peaks Challenge in memory of Bournemouth girl

Chantel Cooper and Karl Cox, front, with Three Peaks Challenge team

Chantel Cooper and Karl Cox, front, with Three Peaks Challenge team

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A GROUP of fundraisers will tackle the notorious Three Peaks Challenge to raise cash for a charity set up in memory of a Bournemouth girl who died from a rare form of cancer.

The near-30-strong group will set take on Ben Nevis, Scafell Pike and Mount Snowdon – the tallest peaks in Scotland, England and Wales – on June 23 and 24 in aid of the Amelia-Grace Rainbow Fund, set up by Chantel Cooper, 30, and Karl Cox, 36, in memory of their eight-year-old daughter Amelia-Grace.

She died in 2010 after a long battle with stage four neuroblastoma, a rare cancer that usually occurs in children under five, and her parents set up the charity to help Dorset children with life-limiting or terminal illnesses.

The latest fundraising challenge is hoping to drum up £5,000 for the charity, which has actress and Strictly Come Dancing champion Kara Tointon as its patron.

Karl said: “We’re doing it on Amelia’s anniversary, so it will be quite poignant.”

Chantal added: “We put an advert out for people on our Facebook group, so it’s people we know and friends of friends as well, along with aunts, uncles and grandparents of Amelia-Grace.

“We’re the only one as far as we’re aware that grants non means-tested grants to children with any condition. Because of that we’re hoping people will take it on as their charity.”

See charitygiving.co.uk/ameliagracerainbow

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