Littleham girl, 9, walks for charity

PUBLISHED: 06:30 29 June 2016

Milly Oakins, nine, sets out form Nelson Drive on her 10 mile walk for Hospiscare with mum Kim Snell and aunty Jade Beasley. Ref exe 23-16AW 9454. Picture: Alex Walton

Milly Oakins, nine, sets out form Nelson Drive on her 10 mile walk for Hospiscare with mum Kim Snell and aunty Jade Beasley. Ref exe 23-16AW 9454. Picture: Alex Walton

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A nine-year-old Littleham girl has raised an estimated £700 for charity by completing a 10-mile walking challenge.

Milly Oakins, of Nelson Drive, took on the trek to raise funds for Exmouth and Lympstone Hospiscare.

The Bassetts Farm pupil decided to take on the challenge after her grandmother, Allison Beasley, was diagnosed with myxofibrosaracoma cancer last year.

Milly’s mum, Kim Snell, who did the charity walk with her, this week expressed her pride.

She said: “Milly did really well. She struggled a bit near the end, but she made it.

“We’re still counting up the money, but we have done a rough count and we think she raised £700, which is amazing. She’s over the moon.

“Once we left the house, we went towards Douglas Avenue, down along the seafront to the dock and through into the town.

“From there, we went along the cycle path to Lympstone and the Saddlers Arms and turned back for Exmouth and home.

“All the way, she was carrying a collection bucket and we put a sign on her to let passers-by know what she was doing.

“I don’t know if she will do another 10 miles again, but she wants to do something at a summer fayre.”

Kim herself raised more than £588 for Exmouth and Lympstone Hospiscare at a Christmas fair last year.

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