Wakefield boy’s super effort for sister battling cancer

Edward Rigg, left, with sister Ella, seven.
Edward Rigg, left, with sister Ella, seven.
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A brave youngster from Wakefield will dress up as his favourite superhero and race around a local park to raise cash for a charity that is helping his little sister fight cancer.

Eight-year-old Edward Rigg will join his father Chris, who will be dressed as sidekick Robin, as they cycle 20 miles around Pugneys Country Park on Sunday, September 28.

The caped crusaders decided to take on the challenge after Edward’s sister Ella, seven, was diagnosed with neuroblastoma – a rare and aggressive childhood cancer – in 2013.

The duo will attempt to catch a family friend, who will be cycling round the park dressed as The Riddler. The fundraiser is in aid of children’s cancer charity Candlelighters.

Edward said: “Ella has had a really tough time with chemotherapy, surgery and radiotherapy and she’s still got lots more to go through.

“Candlelighters have looked after Ella while she’s been treated at the hospital and they let me play too when I visit, so I want to say a big thank you to them and raise lots of money so they can help other kids too.”

The charity, based at Leeds General Infirmary, provides support to children with cancer.

Beth Kaminski, community and family fundraiser at Candlelighters, said: ““It’s so great when people come up with new and exciting ways to fundraise for us.”

To sponsor them, visit www.justgiving.com/EdwardRigg.

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