Six children do their bit for families affected by cancer

A seven-year-old and her friends have raised £752 for Macmillan Cancer Support after completing a mini triathlon.

Molly Quinn, from Barnstaple was joined by five friends to run a mile around Rock Park, swim 10 lengths at North Devon Leisure Centre and then cycle 10 miles from Barnstaple to Yelland and back.

The others taking part were Neve Williams, seven, Jack Barrow, Eva and Sam Tyacke and Alisha Williams.

It came about because Molly’s grandfather David Spencer was diagnosed with cancer and she said: “I just wanted to help my grandpa.”

Fundraising manager for Macmillan Sian Ward-Edwards said: “We are so grateful to the children for taking on this physical challenge and raising so much for people affected by cancer.

“This event was a really fun way for the families to get together and do something active while also making a difference to people whose lives have been turned upside down by cancer.

“We rely on donations to help the growing number of people being diagnosed and living with cancer as a long-term chronic condition so thanks to everyone that made this possible.”

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