Bethany’s fundraising aim

Bethany Lee pictured, when she was younger, with her great nana Rosie

Bethany Lee pictured, when she was younger, with her great nana Rosie

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A Bridlington schoolgirl is determined to raise money for charity after losing a much-loved relative to Alzheimer’s earlier this year.

Bethany Lee has lined up a number of activities to try to collect cash in memory of her great-grandmother Rosie.

Bethany Lee designed tickets for her fund-raising event next week

Bethany Lee designed tickets for her fund-raising event next week

Mum Becky said: “It is all her own idea.

“She said she was really sad about what happened but wanted to try to help other people.

The nine-year-old, who lives in Bridlington, has already brought in £250 and hopes to increase that total over the next few weeks.

First up is a messy play session for toddlers at Burton Agnes School, where she is a pupil.

Bethany has worked with Mess Around East Yorkshire to hold the event next Wednesday morning.

Children aged between six months and five years can join in between 10am and 11am, with tickets priced at £5, available from the Mess Around East Yorkshire page on Facebook.

She will also be travelling to London next month, to tackle an 8km sponsored walk around the capital.

“All of the family are from down south, and they have founded a team in her memory,” added Becky.

“Bethany wanted to join them and she has designed her own T-shirt, as well as tickets for the messy play event.”

After the London challenge, Bethany hopes to run a prize draw, which will be made at Burton Agnes School’s Christmas fair, with all proceeds going to charity, and the family are looking for donations of prizes.

You can also donate on her fund-raising page, www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Bethany-Lee3.

On the page, Bethany says: “My great nana Rosie was very special to me , we shared a special bond and enjoyed playing together.

“Even when she was very poorly I could always make her smile and watching her pass away from this terrible illness broke my heart.”