Family’s fundraising tribute to much-loved teenager Chelsea
A Bridlington family is set to take on a series of fundraising tasks to honour the memory of a much-loved teenager.
Chelsea Blue Mooney lost her battle against her mental health illness, taking her own life in a Sheffield hospital.
Stephen Blackford and members of Chelsea’s family are now planning sky dives, the Yorkshire Three Peaks challenge, Scafell Pike, Ben Nevis, long walks/runs and other activities as a fitting tribute to her memory.
Chelsea was an aspiring gymnast, singer and horse rider. She spent seven years as part of Bridlington Gymnastics Club, winning medals and taking part in shows.
She also loved to sing and performed a number of solo parts in shows at her schools.
Mr Blackford has created a JustGiving page for people who knew Chelsea to support their fundraising efforts for Bridlington Gymnastics Club, New Pasture Lane School, and Bridlington School to enhance entertainment facilities.
Mr Blackford said: “Chelsea passed away at a psychiatric hospital in Sheffield in April.
“As a family we wanted to set up some kind of fundraising campaign to remember Chelsea and to support local causes close to her heart.
“Chelsea was from Bridlington and attended Bridlington Gymnastics Club.
“She also loved to sing and enjoyed horse riding.
“Some positives have come out of her death. Four people have received life-saving transplants due to her organ donations.
“She loved to be there and help everyone in all situations so we decided that Chelsea would be happy to put her organs up for donation.
“She has helped four families which is a big thing in my eyes. She is our real life super hero by helping others with a chance of life that she didn’t want, unfortunately.
“I am quite a keen walker, and the next sister down Stevie, 15, said ‘I want to do something for Chelsea’. She turns 16 in October and wants to book a sky dive.
“We are hoping to tackle Scafell Pike first with all her sisters, step brother and step sister to try and raise money.
“We are all going to get T-shirts with our favourite pictures of Chelsea on them.”
Go to the JustGiving page tinyurl.com/29u2x9kh to donate to the cause.