Fundraiser to celebrate tragically short life of late Leeds teenage mum Chloe McArdle

Chloe McArdle.

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The tragic death of a much-loved Leeds young mum who "finally had got her life back on track" will be marked at a special fundraiser on Saturday.

Chloe McArdle, from Gipton, died suddenly from an undiagnosed heart condition on April 15 this year, leaving behind her treasured two-year-old daughter.

The 17-year-old was studying accredited qualifications in English, maths and child care and attending a teenage parent programme at Swarcliffe Children's Centre when her life was tragically cut short.

Chloe's mum Michelle White and YMCA learning support mentor Kirsty Hooks, who taught Chloe on the parent programme, have joined forces to pay tribute to the late teen while raising funds for the Cardiac Risk in the Young (CRY) charity.

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A day of fundraising events featuring sponsored zumba, five-a-side football, a children's disco, face painting, raffles and stalls will take place at the Denis Healey Community Centre, in Seacroft, on Saturday from 12noon to 4pm.

Kirsty told the YEP: “She was 17, she had overcome a lot of challenges in the past - one of being a teenage parent.

"She had a daughter and overcame barriers but finally had got her life back on track."

She continued: “Chloe was a lovely girl who was always looking to help others, she loved her friends and she loved zumba and to dance. She was finally getting her confidence back after losing it.”

Kirsty added that Chloe's death had a "massive impact" on her peers.

The event has already generated more than £1,000 for CRY and has gained high profile support on social media from actor Christopher Biggins and Leeds Olympic boxing champion Nicola Adams.

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