Braunton Girl Wins National Award

19 April 2010, 12:59

A 9-year-old from Braunton's been given a Rotary Young Citizen Award because of the fundraising work she's done.

Lydia Cross had both legs amputated when she was two, after contracting meningitis.  She decided to raise money for Help for Heroes after seeing pictures of wounded soldiers who had lost their limbs fighting in Afghanistan and Iraq.

She's since raised thousands of pounds by taking part in events like sponsored swims and runs.

One of her most recent events was a mile-long run through Braunton, where she was joined by hundreds of others, including school friends and military personnel from RMB Chivenor.

Picture from the event are below.

Tell us what you think - Have you sponsored Lydia?  What do you think of the events she's organised?  Add a comment below.

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