Youngsters pedal for Edward

8th November 2018

Schoolchildren Robin Hurst and Lily Corbett were so moved by the story of Edward Dee, who died after contracting meningitis, that they got on their bikes to raise money for Meningitis Now

Pedal for Edward blog

The two seven-year-olds from Blackpool have already made £380 through their fundraising page after cycling just over five miles from Blackpool’s North Pier to St Anne’s Pier. They decided to get pedalling after hearing about Edward Dee, who attended another local school in their area. 

The Edward Dee Fund was set up by his mother Liz following the youngster’s death in 2016. The fund has already raised more than £100,000 – an amazing effort that includes the release of A Song for Edward

Robin’s mum Amy Robinson told the Blackpool Gazette that she was so proud of what the two girls had achieved. 

“They knew about Meningitis Now because of a local lad, Edward, who passed away. There had been fundraising locally and at school for meningitis."

“Robin said she wanted to raise money to pay for research, which would help people and save lives. It’s just so nice that she wanted to help other people.”

Amy said that as well as doing the cycle ride, the two girls handed out Meningitis Now signs and symptoms cards to raise awareness of the disease.

“They both absolutely loved doing it,” she added. “I feel really proud of them – they are both very thoughtful and very kind”.

Well done Robin and Lily – what an achievement!

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