Disabled girl raises thousands for other disabled children in charity walk


Kaci Chapman, from Molton Mowbray, who has the most severe form of cerebral palsy, is walking five miles to raise money for other children like her.

The 10-year-old is usually restricted to a mobility frame or wheelchair for longer journeys, but is reportedly determined to take on the charity challenge to help others like her.

Now, retail brands River Island and the Regatta Group have jumped aboard the fundraising effort.

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As of yesterday there had already been donations of £3,489 to her Go Fund Me page, with the money going to Newlife – the Charity for Disabled Children.

Newlife is the leading charity supplier of specialist equipment for disabled and terminally ill children around the UK, providing grants of equipment including specialist beds, seats, buggies, wheelchairs, walking frames and car seats.

River Island and Regatta, both partners of the charity, have provided Kaci with items from their latest clothing ranges to keep her warm on the walk.

Kaci’s walk will take her from her home in Asfordby Road to the village of Burton Lazars and back without anything to assist her.

Joanne Black, managing director of the Regatta Group, said: “Kaci is an amazing young lady.

“When we heard about her wish to raise money on her 10th birthday for Newlife, we were blown away.

“And to do it in January as well – we knew we had to come to the rescue and provide her with some winter warm, stylish and practical clothing to keep her cosy on her walk.

“We are proud to have been working with Newlife for over five years now and will continue to support them and the amazing children they help.

“Kaci, The Regatta Group wishes you the best of luck on your walk and hope you have a lovely time. You should be proud of what you have achieved!” 

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