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Nine-year-old Diss girl takes on 100 sit ups a day for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity



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A nine-year-old girl has undertaken the mammoth task of completing 3,000 sit-ups in a month to raise money for a cancer charity.

Kelcy Shaen-Carter, from Diss, has done 100 sit-ups a day throughout March to raise money for The Royal Marsden Cancer Charity.

The keen gymnast was driven to take on the challenge because her great-grandparents, Arthur and Joan Coleman, both died after being diagnosed with the disease.

Kelcy Shaen-Carter, has been taking part The Royal Marsden's Sit-up Challenge by doing 100 sit-ups a day during the month of March. Picture: Mark Bullimore Photography 2021.
Kelcy Shaen-Carter, has been taking part The Royal Marsden's Sit-up Challenge by doing 100 sit-ups a day during the month of March. Picture: Mark Bullimore Photography 2021.

“I never got to meet my mum’s nan and grandad, so I wanted to do something to stop other people not being able to meet theirs,” said Kelcy, who is in Year 5 at All Saints’ Primary School in Winfarthing.

Since the beginning of the month, the youngster has been completing the challenge in her living room, in Willbye Avenue in Diss – often in just one sitting.

Her mother, 29-year-old Charlotte, said: “When she heard about the challenge, she said ‘I could do that’. She just got stuck into it. If she has a day off, she will do 200 to make up for it.

“She’s a really energetic child, and always wants to do something for others. I’m just so proud of her – when she sets her heart to something, she does it.”

So far, Kelcy has raised more than £500 – easily surpassing her initial target of £250.

To donate to Kelcy’s fundraiser, click here.



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