Girls complete seafront walk

Skye and Maisie take part in a mini Race For Life
Skye and Maisie take part in a mini Race For Life

TWO little girls who both suffered from cancer have completed a walk along Eastbourne seafront and raised £400 for the Children with Cancer Fund which helped them through their fight.

Maisie Smith, six, from Eastbourne, and her friend Syke Murray, seven, from Pevensey, met each other when they were receiving treatment at the Royal Marsden Hospital.

The brave and inspirational duo found they could relate to each other as they were going through similar treatment and they have been friends ever since.

Skye has now finished her intensive treatment and has been given the all clear. Maisie will be continuing her treatment until October.

Maisie’s dad Dominic said, “They had wanted to do the Race For Life but it was too far, so they thought they would do their own mini Race For Life.”

Last weekend the girls and their families walked to Holywell from the Wish Tower.

The girls donned matching t-shirts for the fundraisier and shook collection buckets as they walked.

Dominic said, “There was a lot of wonderful support from family and friends and the girls were very excited when people stopped to put pennies in their buckets.

“I am thrilled that £400 was collected on the day, an incredible achievement by two little girls and a reflection of the generosity and kindness shown by all those who heard about their story and how they want to help other children like themselves.”

All the money will go to Children with Cancer Fund which is based in Polegate.

Dominic added, “It is still not too late to make a donation. Please show your support, as no donation is too small.”

People can donate at www.justgiving.com (search for Stephen Murray for the Children with Cancer Fund).