Chloe steps out for African education

PUBLISHED: 11:56 24 April 2013 | UPDATED: 12:32 24 April 2013

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Littleham Primary School pupil Chloe Bamsey raised £405 for African youngsters’ schooling after taking part in a midnight walk.

An Exmouth youngster’s walk through the night to raise funds for poverty-stricken Africans has raised £405.

Chloe Bamsey, 10, of Salterton Road, joined forces with DevonCHAPs - Communities Helping African Projects - shunning Saturday bedtime to begin to walk twice along Exmouth seafront in her pyjamas.

The Littleham Primary School pupil is already looking ahead to her next challenge – taking part in June’s Race for Life.

Chloe was delighted to learn that her hard-earned cash will help around five African youngsters attend school.

She said: “I find it pretty amazing how I can help them.

“I would like to thank the generosity of the people that have sponsored me and supported me.

“I am now going to do the Race for Life with my brother Zac, and continue with my work for Africa.”

The selfless youngster, who hoped to raise £30 to help some of the poorest people in the world, started fundraising for DevonCHAPS after hearing about the Africans’ plight at Brixington Community Church, which she attends each week.

Chloe’s proud mum, Beth Dance, 33, said her daughter’s efforts had ensured some children could attend school for a year.

She said: “Everybody is proud of her, so are the people in Africa.”

If you would like to help Chloe increase her African fundraising efforts, or sponsor her for Race for Life, call Beth Dance on 07964 4950013.

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