Riley makes a splash with huge charity cash total in memory of sister Libby Mae - The Bromsgrove Standard

Riley makes a splash with huge charity cash total in memory of sister Libby Mae

Bromsgrove Editorial 3rd Sep, 2023 Updated: 3rd Sep, 2023   0

INSPIRING Bromsgrove youngster Riley Sharratt has raised over £1,250 for charity in memory of his sister Libby Mae by spending his holiday in Spain braving a sponsored swim in his villa pool.

Riley raised the cash for Libby Mae’s Little Angels, a charity formed in his sisters name in 2013 by his parents Richard and Charlotte who lost their daughter at just two weeks old.

The eight-year-old has more than doubled his original £500 fund-raising target and completed his swim on Friday (September 1.)

He decided to swim 5.5miles, the same distance Libby Mae travelled from Birmingham Women’s Hospital, where she was born, to the city’s children’s hospital, where she was transferred to after scans revealed she had a heart condition.

Libby Mae would’ve turned ten on April 26.

Charlotte and Richard, together with volunteers and patrons, have raised cash for and provided the medical equipment needed to look after babies on neonatal units across the Midlands.

Riley has previously done other charity fundraisers in memory of his sister, including a sponsored bike ride where he rode 26miles in a month.

He’s also done a sponsored walk of his close in Catshill, gets involved at carnivals and fetes and loves helping at Libby Mae’s Little Angels bucket collections in local supermarkets.

Riley said, since he couldn’t buy Libby Mae a present or go to her party, he instead wanted to raise some money in her memory.

His mum Charlotte added: “Both myself and Richard are incredibly proud of our boy.

“Libby was born before Riley but we’ve always talked about her and Riley is so proud to talk about his sister.”

Visit to donate to Riley.


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