FOUR friends from Penzance made nearly £250 after taking part in their own fun run to raise money for a 12-year-old cancer battler Phoebe Tswei.
Phoebe, from St Hilary, featured on the front of The Cornishman two weeks ago after west Cornwall took the youngster to their hearts and flooded her Facebook page with messages of support.
A range of fundraising events are planned to provide some creature comforts for Phoebe and her family, who will spend Christmas at Bristol Childrens’ Hospital while she undergoes chemo’.
And on Sunday four firm friends – including Phoebe’s 12-year-old cousin Jamima – ran from the Abbey slipway to Newlyn Green and back to help raise money for a fund in Phoebe’s name.
Jamima, from Madron, asked pals to join her in the run and Henry Searle, Josh Stephens and Louis Feldmar stepped up to the mark. All four are pupils in year eight at Mounts Bay School.
Josh’s mum Andrea Stephens said: “It’s so nice that they’ve given up some of their time to help such a worthy cause. I’m very proud of them. They’ve met up with Phoebe a few times but they don’t know her well, but when Jamima asked people to take part the boys all said yes.”
Phoebe, from St Hilary, is suffering from acute myeloid leukaemia.
A Facebook page set up by her sister Ellie has already thousands of likes and hundreds of messages of support.
Other fundraising events this weekend take place at Penzance Leisure Centre and The Lugger Hotel on the seafront in aid of the youngster, who is a member of St Ives theatre group Kidz R Us.
To find out more visit Phoebe’s Page on Facebook.