SEAFORD: Sponsored events to raise funds for charity

THE PARENTS and family friend of a Seaford teenager who has cystic fibrosis are taking part in several sponsored events to try and raise money for charity.

Clint Allen, whose daughter Nicole has cystic fibrosis, and his friend Andrew Burgman are cycling 330 miles non-stop from Lands End to Seaford.

That challenge starts on Saturday (June 25) and Nicole’s mother Lorna will be swimming for the British Gas Great London Swim on July 2, one mile open water swim in Royal Victoria Docks. Last year she took part in a similar one mile swim to aid the charity.

All three are hoping to raise funds for the cystic fibrosis gene therapy research, to better understand the disease, and for which £6 million is needed.

Lorna Allen first contacted the Cystic Fibrosis Trust (CFT) for support after her 13-year-old daughter was diagnosed with the disease as a youngster.

Since then she has become more involved with CFT and is now a contact point for the charity. To sponsor Clint and Andrew go to: www.virginmoneygiving.com/team/BurgsClint. To sponsor Lorna go to: www.virginmoneygiving.com/LornaAllen