By Ella Hopkins
Six school girls have walked five kilometres to raise money for a deaf children’s charity.
The Bromley College pupils, aged from 16 to 18, hiked around Bromley to support the National Deaf Children’s Society.
One of the six, Lily Tuck, 17, decided to raise vital funds for the charity after discovering that she suffered from mild hearing loss.
She said: “It was really scary to find out, I’ve started wondering, will my hearing disappear completely? What if I can’t do the things I want to do?
“I didn’t know where to turn, but then I found the National Deaf Children’s Society website.
“That’s why I chose them and got my friends on board, because I want everyone to get the information and support they need at a difficult time.”
She was joined by her friends Cydni-Jean Jafrato-Dowling, 17, Jayda Hatton, 17, Maria Olarewaju, 17, Katie Sanders, 17, and Spiridoula Tasho, 18, for the walk on March 29.
The six are just £40 shy of reaching their £200 target.
Claire Lubbock, from the National Deaf Children’s Society, said: “I want to say a huge thank and congratulations to the Bromley College girls for completing their walking challenge for us. We’re so proud of you.
“It’s brilliant to see these young people using their initiative to fundraise for us and we couldn’t be more grateful.
“Finding out that you or your child has a hearing loss can be a really difficult experience to go through, so it’s vital that everyone can access free, confidential support if they need it.
“It’s through wonderful efforts like this that the National Deaf Children’s Society is able to keep on doing what it does, supporting the UK’s 50,000 deaf children and their families, now and into the future.”
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